Scientific name: Echeveria purpusorum
Common name: Echeveria purpusorum
There are red spots on the leaves. Depending on the amount of sunlight it gets the leaves can be brown, green, or red. This plant is very slow-growing and doesn’t bloom often. There are red-orange flowers on a tall stem.
Quick Look at Echeveria purpusorum
- 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
General Care for Echeveria purpusorum
Echeveria purpusorum is small and grows slowly. The leaves are exposed to bright light.
This Echeveria can be used for a wedding bouquet or part of a wreath.
Echeveria purpusorum has typical watering needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Don’t let water sit on the leaves and use a well-draining soil. The Echeveria attracts mealy bugs.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant Echeveria purpusorum in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.
If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.
How to Propagate Echeveria purpusorum
The process of propagation of Echeveria purpusorum can take longer than other plants.
If you want to propagation a leaf, gently twist the leaf from the stem. The leaf should be a clean pull, where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will increase the chances of a successful propagation.
Allow the leaf to dry out for a day or two before placing it on the soil.