This dark green succulent has red spots on its leaves. The leaves can be brown, green, or red depending on the amount of sunlight it receives. This succulent is very slow-growing, and therefore doesn’t bloom often. Watch for reddish-orange flowers on a tall stem.
Partial sun to partial shade
Can be grown indoors if given enough light
Typical water needs for a succulent
Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide
Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
Not cold hardy
Propagation by leaves
Can be toxic to humans and animals
Actively grows in Spring and Fall
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Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Echeveria purpusorum
Echeveria purpusorum is small, and grows very slowly. The leaves show more color when exposed to bright light.
Echeveria purpusorum 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. Be sure not to let water sit on the leaves, and use a well-draining soil. Echeveria tend to attract mealy bugs.
Where to Plant
Echeveria purpusorum is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).
Pairs Well With
How to Propagate Echeveria purpusorum
Echeveria purpusorum can be propagated by leaves, however the process can take longer than other succulent leaf propagation.
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.
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