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Echeveria purpusorum

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.

Quick Look:

  • Partial sun to partial shade

  • 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

  • Winter Dormant

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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.

This Echeveria is perfect for wedding bouquets or favors, or part of a succulent wreath or garland.

Watering

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).

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.