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Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’

This is one of the most beautiful and easy to find succulents. It has a really nice purple-ish color along the edges. It grows well outside in container gardens.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial sun

  • Not suited for indoor growing
  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 5″ (13 cm) tall

    Rosettes grow up to 6″ (15 cm) wide

  • Zone 10 (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by leaves, cutting, and beheading

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Actively grows in Spring and Summer

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Care and Propagation Information

Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’

‘Perle von Nurnberg’ is a beautiful evergreen gray succulent that turns pink and purple under full sun. It has pink flowers with yellow interiors that bloom in the summer.

If there are dead leaves on PVN, it is best to remove them quickly, as they can attract pests.

It is one of the most prolific succulents, making it very easy to propagate. It does well in succulent wedding bouquets.

Watering

Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

PVN is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors.

It does well in full to partial sun. Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

Additional Information

Deer and drought tolerant. Works well in container gardens if you live above Zone 10. The phrase ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ means “Pearl of Nurnberg” in German.

Pairs Well With

Senecio haworthii

How to Propagate Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’

Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ is very easily propagated, making it a favorite of succulent collectors. It be propagated from leaves, cuttings, or beheading.

Leaves

When taking a leaf for propagation, gently twist the leaf from the stem. Be sure that the leaf you get is a “clean pull,” where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will give you a better chance of a successful propagation.

Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.

Cuttings

To grow PVN from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a leaf from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Beheading

Start by cutting off the top of the succulent using sharp scissors. Leave at least an inch or two on the base with 2-3 leaves. Be sure to leave enough stem on the cutting to plant in soil later.

Let both the cutting and the base dry out for a few days. Once the end of the cutting has calloused over, you can plant it.

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