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by Lauren
(Evanston, IL, USA)


Smooth rosette about the size of my palm; grey/green with slight rosiness at the edges.

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Jul 26, 2014

Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’
by: Jacki

Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful Echeveria, which explains why it’s grown so often. Another reason is that it’s easy to grow – a win/win situation.

You may want to be thinking of repotting this into a better container, as these plants dislike damp soil intensely. If the cup doesn’t have a drain hole in it, you will find that in time, the plant will give up the ghost. I usually use terracotta clay pots, because not only do they drain well, they also breathe through the porous clay sides, unlike a glazed pot which doesn’t.

Echeveria are prone to another issue referred to as ‘soil sickness’ for which the only cure is to either behead the plant and restart the rosette, or to unpot it, let the roots dry out, and then repot into clean well drained soil. Echeveria are one of the only succulent plants that dislike any lime in the soil as well.

This page tells you more about how to grow Echeveria.