Echeveria Hybrid Perle Von Nurnberg is one of the most famous and beautiful succulent hybrids. It is a hybrid between Echeveria gibbiflora “Metallica” and Echeveria potosina created by the German Alfred Gräser.
This delicate echeveria has stylized rosettes up to 8” (20 cm) in diameter and fleshy blue-green leaves that change color when it receives enough sun to all pinks, purples, and reds. The leaves are round in shape with a beak at the tip and a whitish patina.
Its pink to coral-red flowers bloom in summer in inflorescences up to 12” (30 cm) high.
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Echeveria Hybrid Perle Von Nurnberg Characteristics:
Full sun or partial sun
Does not do well indoors
Watering: follow the general rule for succulents
Size: up to about 6” (15 cm) (height) and 8” (20 cm) (width); inflorescences up to 12” (30 cm) tall
Does not withstand the cold well
Propagation by leaves, stem cuttings, and decapitation
Stops growing in winter
Echeveria Hybrid Perle Von Nurnberg Cultivation and Propagation Tips
Echeveria Hybrid General Care
This succulent plant, like most echeverias, is not difficult to grow as long as you follow the basic rules below:
Where to Plant Echeveria Hybrid Perle Von Nurnberg
This echeveria does not tolerate constant temperatures below 32°F (0ºC), so it is best to plant this succulent indoors or in a container that you can bring indoors in winter if you live in areas where these temperatures are reached in winter.
It grows best in full or partial sun. Place it in an area of your garden or home that receives at least 6 hours of sun.
Watering and Fertilizing Echeveria Hybrid Perle Von Nurnberg
Like most succulents in the genus Echeveria, Nuremberg Pearl is drought tolerant and has low watering needs.
In general, the plants need the most water during the hottest summer months and sparingly during the winter.
It is best to use the “soak and let dry” method, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
It is important to be careful when watering so that water does not remain stagnant in the rosette, which could cause rotting or promote fungal diseases that kill the plant.
If the soil has sufficient nutrients it is not necessary to fertilize, but like any plant, it will benefit from fertilizing every so often.
Apply fertilizer for cacti and succulents in early spring.
You can also use a universal houseplant fertilizer with a low nitrogen concentration and apply it diluted to half the indicated concentration when watering during the growing season.
Soil and Repotting Echeveria Hybrid
Like all succulents, it needs a well-drained substrate to ensure that the soil does not become waterlogged and the roots rot. The pot should have a drainage hole.
Repot your echeveria when necessary, but it is best to do so in the warmer months. If you have doubts about how to do it, follow the steps described in this article.
Remove dead leaves from the plant as it grows. These leaves provide shelter for pests, especially mealybugs to which these plants are susceptible.
Echeveria Hybrid Perle Von Nurnberg Propagation
Easily propagated by leaves, stem cuttings, or by cutting off the head.
Propagation by Leaves
To propagate Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg by its leaves, the first thing to do is to choose one or more firm, healthy leaves. Pull the leaf off the plant by twisting it from the base of the stem. Make sure that the leaf is plucked cleanly and that no part of the leaf is clinging to the stem. This will improve the chances of successful propagation.
Wait a couple of days for it to air dry, allowing the wound to heal, before placing it on a moist substrate with good drainage. Water it again when the soil has dried out completely.
When you see the roots appear, a small rosette has formed and the mother leaf has withered, transplant it to its final pot.
How to Propagate Echeveria Hybrid Perle Von Nurnberg by Stem Cuttings
To propagate this succulent by cuttings, use a sharp, disinfected knife or scissors to cut a piece of the plant.
Let it air dry for several days to allow the wound to heal before planting the cutting in a well-drained substrate. After an initial watering, water it again once the soil has dried out completely.
At first, you should keep it out of direct sunlight.
In about two weeks it will start to root and after about four weeks you will notice that it has rooted properly as shoots will start to emerge from the top of the stem.