Size and Growth
This Echeveria has a moderate growth rate but isn’t a very tall plant. It grows to be up to 3” to 5” tall with a spread of 6” in ideal light conditions.
The rosettes on individual flowers can be about 6” wide.
Perle grows well indoors when kept in bright light near a sunny windowsill or under grow lights. Outdoors, it is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 10.
Flowering and Fragrance
Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ flower is extremely popular due to its attractive two-toned appearance. The rosettes are thick, fleshy with pointed leaves.
While the foliage is a nice frosty pale grayish brown, with a light pink to purple tint all over.
There is also a thin white powder along the leaves which only increases the frosted effect.
During the summer it will bloom with coral pink flowers and a yellow interior that are generally fragrance-free.
Light and Temperature
These plants have moderate light needs. It can handle partial sun to full sun (gives best color) and should ideally get at least six hours of sun a day.
This Echeveria is not very cold hardy, or frost resistance so ideal temperatures are above 40° degrees Fahrenheit.
However it can tolerate some cold temperatures from 25° to 30° degrees Fahrenheit.
Watering and Feeding
This plant doesn’t have very high watering needs. It is also known to be mildly drought tolerant.
Perle von Nurnberg Echeveria enjoys more water when it’s in its growth phase.
Once established, decrease the frequency of watering.
However, if you live in an extremely hot climate or are growing in a container, continue with regular watering.
Soil and Transplanting
Nurnberg Echeveria enjoys a loose, well-drained and fast draining porous soil.
Add natural pumice and lava rocks to the soil to help increase extra drainage. However, you can also use a commercial cactus soil mix.
Transplant every few years to avoid compacted soil. Transplant Nurnberg Echeveria perle by removing it from its current spot, knocking away the old soil, removing and cleaning any rotting roots or leaves before planting it in its new home with fresh soil.