Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’


No synonyms are recorded for this species name.


Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’ is a nursery cultivar and thus doesn’t exist in nature. Echeverias in general, instead, are native to South America


Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’ is a nursery cultivar, popular for the purplish tinge of its leaves. It usually forms rosettes at the top of a clump of stems. More frequently, in cultivation conditions, plants form a single, big rosettes, with numerous and densely-crowded leaves. Leaves are called “mucronated”, for a sharp tip they possue on their top. Flowers are the typical ones of Echeverias: yellow to pinkish, they are grouped in a raceme-arranged inflorescence that sprouts from the centre of the rosettes.


Echeverias are some tough plants, they’re used to living in harsh environments like the highlands of Mexico and parts of South America. “Perle Von Nurnberg” is no different. Here’s some tips on how to grow it:

Make sure it’s in a bright spot, it’ll make the leaves look extra red and the whole plant will be a brighter green. But be careful, “Perle Von Nurnberg” prefers a bit more shade than other Echeverias, so if you’re gonna move it outside in the spring, do it gradually so it doesn’t get sunburned. It can handle temps as low as 4ºC, so you might want to grow it in a pot so you can bring it inside during the winter. Water it a lot during the summer, but not at all during the winter unless the leaves start to shrivel. Make sure you’re not getting water in the rosette and avoid getting water on the leaves. It’s not too picky about soil or fertilizers, but if you wanna give it some extra love, use a succulent fertilizer once a year during spring and summer. It’s packed with potassium and phosphorus and low in nitrogen. It’s okay if you don’t fertilize it at all. Make sure the soil drains well, you might want to add perlite or pumice to help with that. Only repot it if it’s too big for its current pot, and do it during spring or early summer while it’s growing.


Echeveria “Perle Von Nurnberg” can only be propagated through cuttings ’cause it’s a hybrid. But don’t sweat it, it’s super easy to root. Just use leaf cuttings or suckers (which are basically small rosettes that grow on the side). “Perle Von Nurnberg” produces a ton of rosettes, so you can just snip them off in the spring and stick ’em in a new pot. They’ll start growing roots in no time. And unlike other succulents, you can leave Echeveria cuttings in full sun or a really bright spot. Just make sure the temp is around 20° C.


Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ is a beautiful and ornamental succulent that produces orange-red flowers during the summer which makes it a popular choice for rock gardens, dish gardens and as a potted plant. It’s drought tolerant and easy to care for making it a great choice for gardeners of all levels. The cultivar name ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ means “Pearl of Nurnberg” in German, where it was developed.The genus name Echeveria is named after the Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy, and the species name is not mentioned in this cultivar name.

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