Echeveria 'Purple Pearl'
Accepted Scientific Name
Echeveria 'Perle von Nürnberg'
Echeveria 'Purple Pearl' has the classic shape and size of Echeveria 'Perle von Nürnberg' but a deeper purple tone. The more sun, the more color you get. The attractive rosettes can grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter. The leaves are fleshy, slightly rounded, and pointed.
The coral pink, bell-shaped flowers appear on upright, up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall stalks in summer.
Echeveria 'Purple Pearl' results from the propagation of Echeveria 'Perle von Nürnberg' through tissue culture, which is a method of producing new plants by taking a small portion of a mother plant's cells and growing them out in a controlled environment.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Most common Echeveria species are not complicated succulents to grow, provided you follow a few basic rules. First, be careful never to let water sit in the rosette as it can cause rot or fungal diseases that will kill the plant. Additionally, remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows. These dead leaves provide a haven for pests, and Echeverias are susceptible to mealy bugs. As with all succulents, careful watering habits and plenty of light will help ensure success.
Most Echeveria can be easily propagated from leaf cuttings, although a few are better from seeds or stem cuttings. To propagate a leaf cutting, place the individual leaf in a succulent or cacti mix and cover the dish until the new plant sprouts.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, removing any rotted or dead roots. Treat any cuts with a fungicide.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
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