Echeveria: How to Grow and Care for Perle von Nurnberg

Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg

Scientific name: Echeveria

Common name: Perle von Nurnberg

This is one of the easiest to find Succulents. It has a nice purple color along the edges. It grows well in container gardens.

Quick Look at Echeveria

  • Full sun to partial sun
  • 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
  • Winter Dormant

General Care for Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’

There is a gray plant called ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ that is pink and purple under the sun. In the summer it has pink flowers with yellow interiors.

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

It is easy to grow because it is one of the most prolific. It does well in wedding bouquets.


Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ has typical watering needs for a plant. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Our free watering cheat sheet will show you how to tell if your plants are getting too much water and how to save it.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F, it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors.

It does well in both full and partial sun. There is an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

Additional information

Deer are tolerant of the heat. It works well in container gardens if you live above Zone 10. The phrase “Perle von Nurnberg” means the “Pearl of Nurnberg” in German.

How to Propagate Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’

The easy propagation of Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ makes it a favorite of succulent collectors. It can bePropagation from leaves, cuttings, or beheading.


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.


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


Use sharp scissors to cut off the top of the succulent. Leave at least an inch or two on the base. If you leave enough stem on the cutting, you can plant in the soil later.

The base and cutting should be dry for a few days. You can plant it once the end of the cutting is calloused over.


  1. Echeveria (Perle von Nurnberg) – Wikipedia

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