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Echeveria 'Perle von Nürnberg' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Cactus/Succulent or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

Red in Spring

Foliage

Green and Purple in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

echeveria 'Perle von Nürnberg'

Family

Crassulaceae


Echeveria can be evergreen succulent perennials or subshrubs with rosettes of colourful, fleshy leaves and racemes or panicles of urn-shaped flowers

'Perle von Nürnberg' forms an evergreen rosette of fleshy, obovate leaves with a purplish-grey sheen, developing a short stem with age; flowers light red, in panicles to 45cm

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in bright, filtered light. When in growth water moderately and feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. Keep almost dry in the winter. Stand plants outside during the summer months

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by stem or leaf cuttings in spring or early summer. Separate offsets in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free