Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg'


An especially stunning hybrid created in the 1930’s, Echeveria 'Perle von Nürnberg' succulents have soft, greyish-brown undertones, with leaves that curve to an elegant point at their tips and boast pink and purple highlights. Coated with a white powdery dusting called farina, these plants take on a pearlescent sheen. Care must be taken, however, as this delicate coating can be marred by the oils from fingerprints. These Echeveria are a staple for any succulent lover, and are commonly featured in wedding bouquets. Growing up to five inches tall, with broad rosettes up to six inches wide, “Perle von Nürnberg’ makes a perfect addition to indoor and outdoor succulent collections, though it is only hardy to Zone 10 and must be protected from frost.

Echeveria 'Perle von Nürnberg' succulents need plenty of bright light in order to maintain their unique coloring and avoid etiolating, or stretching.  Ample airflow and porous soil with great drainage are both a must to prevent rot, and older leaves should be removed from the bottom of the plant once they begin to wither, to help avoid pests. This succulent has relatively typical watering requirements, and prefers a thorough watering only when the soil is completely dry. 

Consistent care will result in a display of pink flowers with yellow interiors during the summer months, which will rise above the rosette on foot long, reddish stems!