The Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg will grow without any trouble if you follow our simple steps given below.
We have asked succulent experts the world over to share with us their pro tips. Read ahead to find out what they are.
- What Is Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg?
- Grow Your Succulents Under the Right Conditions
- Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg Care
What Is Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg?
Echeveria ‘Perle von Nürnberg is a hybrid of Echeveria Gibbiflora and Echeveria Elegans and is insanely popular among succulent lovers due to its beautiful colors, flowers and foliage. In addition to this, it’s name literally translates to “the pearl of Nürnberg.”
Below is a brief description of this plant.
- The stem of this Echeveria succulent can reach a maximum height of five inches.
- Its leaves arrange themselves in a circular pattern called a rosette.
- A mature plant can have rosettes around 6 inches in diameter.
- The leaves of Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg are rounded, thick and fleshy.
- Initially, they are of a greyish color but turn blue-lavender after exposure to full sun.
- Each leaf has beautiful lilac or pink-colored edges.
- The two-tone flowers of this succulent make them a favorite indoor plant among people.
- Each Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg flower grows on long and slender flower spikes that can reach 12 inches in height.
- These flowers bloom in early spring. You can expect about five to six spikes each season.
- The pink-colored flowers are shaped like coral bells with yellow interiors.
Grow Your Succulents Under the Right Conditions
One of the prerequisites of becoming a successful plant parent is to provide the right conditions from the get-go. Below is a brief description of the cultural needs of the beautiful Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg.
This is a warm growing species that does not tolerate low temperatures very well. Temperatures below 30 degrees Fahrenheit should generally be avoided.
If you live somewhere where the temperature drops below this, then we advise you to plant Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg in a pot. This way it can be placed outdoors for full sun exposure and transported indoors when the weather gets cold.
Succulents are not big on humidity. Keep them under low to average humid conditions. You can invest in a good quality hygrometer to be absolutely sure about the level of humidity around your Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg houseplants.
Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg grows most successfully in well-draining soil. Loose soil is beneficial both for excess water removal and the growth of roots. We always pot our plant in a succulent and cactus mix. And then add in pumice stones to further improve drainage.
Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg Care
Continue ahead to learn how to look after your succulent.
– Light Requirements
The light requirements of Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg are quite simple and easy to provide. You can learn what they are here.
- This succulent loves the sun. It cannot get enough of it. Although it can grow sufficiently under partially shaded conditions, it tends to thrive under full direct sunlight.
- This means that you can grow it outside in a garden or a nursery without any worries.
- Many people prefer keeping Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg indoors as an ornamental plant. In that case, choose the brightest room in your house for it.
- We strongly suggest putting them on window sills to soak up all that sun. An eastern window will work just fine as both receive adequate sunlight.
- However, a southern-facing window might just be the favorite spot of your Perle von Nurnberg houseplant.
- As far as the duration of exposure to the sun is concerned, it should be no less than six hours each day. If you want Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg succulent to achieve its classic iridescent foliage, make sure it receives light for much longer than that.
- Use special plant lights if you must substitute artificial light with natural one. Hang them overhead.
– Water Requirements
The water needs of Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg are typical of the succulent family. You can read all about it here.
- The Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg succulent will need frequent watering during its growth period. Even then, you should avoid overwatering by allowing the soil to become completely dry each time.
- After the soil has dried, it should be allowed to remain dry for some time and not immediately watered.
- Our experts always use a pencil to determine whether the soil is dry or not by sticking it down the pot.
- After the growth period is over, decrease the frequency of watering even more. Remember that this plant is partially drought resistant.
- Use clean rainwater or filtered distilled water. You can also use common tap water unless it is too acidic or laden with chemicals. Have your municipal water checked by a laboratory.
- Pour water over the soil and not on the plant stem and leaves. Otherwise, water will cause root rot to develop. In fact, we highly discourage even misting these succulents for the very same reason.
- Your pot should have a drainage hole. Water thoroughly each time so that excess water can simply flow off. Remove the plate used for water collection at the bottom of the pot each time.
- Another unique method we often use to water Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg is to place a water-filled tray at the bottom of the pot. The water gets soaked upwards into the soil through the drainage hole. Remove the plate when you observe that the top layer of soil is showing signs of moisture.
You can propagate Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg at home all by yourself. It can be propagated using leaves, stem cuttings, and beheadings.
Follow our guide below to find out how to propagate your succulent using all three methods.
– Propagation Using Leaves
- Always choose a healthy leaf for propagation. Either cut it swiftly using a clean knife from the stem or twist it using your hands. Gently twisting it away from the stem will increase your chance of successful propagation.
- Discard any leaf that comes out incomplete with a part of it still attached to the stem.
- Put it over a paper towel to dry out. And then keep it there for one to two days until it becomes callused.
- We always dip our leaves in rooting hormones before planting them. But this is more of an option rather than a necessity.
- Now fill a new pot with fresh soil. Plant the callused leaf in it. Place it somewhere it can receive bright light.
- In a few days, new roots and shoots will start to emerge.
– Propagation Using Offsets
- As a hen and chicken succulent, this Echeveria plant too produces offsets in early spring.
- Carefully remove these offsets from the base of the mother plant.
- Allow them to dry.
- Plant in newly potted dry soil.
- Water consistently until new roots begin to grow. After that, you can revert back to the usual watering practice for succulents.
– Propagation Using Beheadings
- This scary-sounding method is actually quite simple. You will need to cut the top part of your succulent with a pair of sharp scissors.
- This beheading should leave only a stem stump one or two inches in height with two to three leaves.
- Allow both the cut parts to dry out for a couple of days.
- Then plant the beheaded rosette in a new pot and water each time the soil dries over.
- Also, don’t forget to take care of the cut parent stem!
If you follow our instructions given so far, you are not likely to have many problems with Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg. However, there are some problems common to this plant that you should know how to tackle.
Read below to learn what they are.
– Root Rot
Root rot is a serious problem that occurs due to overwatering. Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg plants are succulents. They store water in their stems and leaves.
Any extra water you give them is simply food for fungal attacks. This situation is exacerbated by soil that is too tight for extra water to flow off and pots with tiny or no drainage holes.
Here are some signs that your Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg is suffering from root rot:
- Stunted and wilted leaves.
- Leaf discoloration.
- Dead foliage and shoots.
- If you take out the roots, they will appear soft, brown, and mushy.
How To Deal With Root Rot?
If you see signs of rot on the stem and foliage of your plant, then it is time to deal with fungal rot heads on.
- First of all, you will need to loosen the soil around the plant and shake the roots out of it.
- Examine the roots carefully and determine if the plant can be saved.
- If you see that the entire root system has become mushy, then it is too late to do anything. The presence of some healthy, firm roots is a sign that you can save your Echeveria plant.
- Cut all the mushy roots with a knife and remove all dead leaves. Place the plant under gently running water to wash it.
- Replant within a short span of time.
- Spray regularly with a good antifungal for a couple of days to kill any remaining fungal spore.
Mealybugs are the most common pests to affect the Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg plant and you should be on the lookout for them each time you look after them. They suck the sap out of the plant.
This can eventually lead to the death of the plant over time.
- Regularly remove old leaves that have died at the base of the stems. These are the most common hiding places of these annoying mealybugs.
- Dip a little bit of cotton in isopropyl alcohol and apply it onto infested areas.
- Applying castor oil directly to the bugs will also kill mealybugs.
- If the infestation persists, buy a good quality insecticide and use it regularly till the problem resolves.
Now that’s a lot of information on the gorgeous Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg succulents.
Read this brief summary below so that you don’t miss anything out.
- Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg is an evergreen succulent. It makes an ideal houseplant.
- It is drought tolerant and should not be watered too often.
- It can tolerate exposure to full sun. Grow them outdoors or near window sills.
- It cannot tolerate temperatures colder than 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Move it indoors during harsh winters.
- Propagate Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg using leaves, offsets, and by beheading the top part of the plant.
- Mealybugs are pests that usually hide under leaves and weaken this plant.
- Regularly remove old leaves from your plant. Use insecticide if pest infestation persists.
- Overwatering will cause fungal rot. You will need to remove decayed parts of the stem, leaves, and roots and repot them in such a case.
We think it’s about time you grab a pot, some soil, and a few offsets and start propagating this gorgeous succulent at home.
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