Echeveria purpusorum: How to Grow and Care for Echeveria purpusorum

Echeveria purpusorum Echeveria purpusorum

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.


  1. Echeveria purpusorum (Echeveria purpusorum) – Wikipedia

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