Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg'


Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Perle von Nurnberg



Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun




Foliage Color:




under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us



Bloom Color:


Chartreuse (yellow-green)

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Brentwood, California

Carlsbad, California

Fresno, California

Glen Avon, California

Mission Viejo, California

Pedley, California

Pleasant Hill, California

Reseda, California

Rowland Heights, California

Rubidoux, California

San Diego, California

San Leandro, California

Sunnyslope, California

Vista, California(9 reports)

Keystone Heights, Florida

Lake City, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Chalmette, Louisiana

Metairie, Louisiana

Highland, Maryland

Picayune, Mississippi

Austin, Texas

Deer Park, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Bellevue, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 22, 2013, natureguyfrog from San Diego, CA wrote:

I love it when plant names are more poetic AND descriptive! 'Perle von Nurnberg' is the 'Pearl of Nurnberg'. Nurnberg is in the state of Bavaria. The word "perle" can also be a "drop" or "to appear in the form of a drop". Which describes the shaping of the leaves while perhaps the color of the leaves reminded someone of the SHEEN of a PEARL!

I have both E. 'Perle von Nurnberg' and E. gibbiflora 'Metallica' (was labeled as **'Metallica 2')
The plants are growing in 1 gallon nursery pots next to one another for several years. Receiving Identical Care! Both are easy and very attractive plants to grow! I am particular to the coloration and durability.

Here are my observations(subject to growing conditions etc):
1) The over-all growth is VERY differ... read more


On Nov 14, 2009, stephenp from Wirral, UK, Zone 9a,
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

A lovely habit, beautiful colour, an unusual Echeveria, not sold as often as its glaucus blue 'brother'. Does best in sun, and in well drained soils. Prefers not to be bothered by frost but doesn't react harshly to light frost either.

A good tough plant.


On Oct 25, 2008, BlissfulGarden from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:


Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg', one of the most beautiful of Echeverias, is a hybrid of Echeveria gibbiflora v. metallica and Echeveria potosina. Rosette to 6" in diameter of lovely pruinose violet pink with somewhat triangular leaves. Gracefully arching spike of delicate coral flowers during spring months. Excellent for windowsill culture or as color accent in rock garden or dish garden. In habitat, many Echeverias grow on rocky outcroppings at higher altitudes. In this habitat, the water drains quickly away from the roots of the plant, never allowing the plant to remain waterlogged. For this reason, it is essential in cultivation to use a very porous soil, whi... read more


On May 13, 2008, rntx22 from Puyallup, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

My poor little plant somehow got uprooted and I found it on the ground below my balcony. I am 3 floors up, so I don't know if the wind did it, or a bird or squirrel. Anyhow, I re-potted the poor guy, and even though it was torn up pretty bad and only half the plant was left and very little root, it regrew to it's normal self very quickly (less than 2 months).


On Jan 6, 2007, bethey from Clinton, TN wrote:

I was given this plant as an indoor plant. It has grown about 10 long and I need to repot it . How should I do this.?


On Nov 2, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very easy and reliable outdoor plant, at least here in So Cal, where it takes lots of water without rotting, and does well in high heat situations as well, though better at those times with a bit of afternoon shade. Tolerates low light situations in the garden, too. Relatively slow growing and very slow to sucker (if at all). Nice purply color which is fairly consistent throughout the seasons. Higher light and heat seem to increase the purple a bit, though. Leaves semicircular with a marked nipple in the middle. Gets about 5" in diameter at the most, usually a bit less.