Begin a Passion for Succulents with a gem. Introducing the admired Echeveria ‘Pearl of Nurnberg’ no less.

“Echeveria perle von nurnberg a rose amongst succulents”

Succulents first caught my attention whilst featured in a floral arrangement alongside Roses, preferring live plants to cut flowers. I was quick to put the fleshy succulent leaves to a better purpose. Lucky for me the arrangement consisted of both large rosettes of Echeveria Black Prince and Echeveria perle von nurnberg.

I decided to do a little succulent propagation research and try growing the fleshy houseplants for myself! Indeed this is where a passion for a vast range of arid sun loving succulents re-started an interest to Learn all about Growing Succulents.  for myself.

These beautiful pink flushed succulents have interestingly pink pastel acuminate leaves that are a pale grayish brown with pink highlights and have a white powdery dusting. 

The leaves overlap in solitary, up to 6 inches (15 cm) wide rosettes. The flowers are corral pink in color on the exterior with a yellow interior and appear in summer on 1 foot (30 cm) long reddish-stemmed inflorescences.

This hardy to 25c hybrid echeveria is  tolerant to a wide range of growing conditions featured in an alpine garden for Summer or in containers/window boxes with regular irrigation. Even tolerant of a slight frost,  urban heat and some building shade for city gardeners. Echeveria’s are most attractive when young plants so regular propagation and maintenance is required to keep your plant in optimum condition. Plant as part of a Summer succulent arrangement or alone for ground cover effect. A beautiful plant in a pot, on a desk or windowsill a perfect introduction to succulents for any newbie plant lover or gardener.

Listed as a hybrid between Echeveria gibbiflora ‘Metalica’ & Echeveria elegans created by Richard Graessner of Perleberg, Germany  1930s. Graessner was famous succulent plant grower in his time.

It has long been admired by succulent growers, though the cultivar name is sometimes anglicized as ‘Pearl of Nurnberg’ a gem of a succulent by all accounts.

Echeveria are readily available for sale I often have some listed on eBay or Amazon where you can buy Echeveria leaf cuttings, young plants and supplies.

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