Echeveria Purpusorum

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Basic Info

Echeveria Purpusorum is perhaps best known for its small size. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to 15 cm (6″) tall and about 15 cm (6″) in diameter. The plants main feature are the dark green to light green leaves that are triangular in shape. When the plant finally produces flowers expect it to produce orange-red flower.

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Genus: Echeveria

Care and Propagation Information


Echeveria Purpusorum can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs less watering than other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Echeveria Purpusorum healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this Echeveria Purpusorum. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Echeveria Purpusorum

Although the succulent is quite small, and it grows relatively slowly compared to most succulents. It is one of the more colorful plants you can have. It is also ideal for wedding bouquets or arrangements such as these.

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Quick Facts:

  • Prefers full sun
  • Can be grown outdoor and indoor
  • Grows 15 cm (or 6″) tall
  • Grows up to 15 cm (or 6″) wide
  • Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
  • Does not handle cold well
  • Prefers zone 9a -6.7 °C (or 20°F)
  • Best propagated by leaves
  • Generally known to be toxic to both people and animals
  • Known to be Winter dormant

Where to Plant

Echeveria Purpusorum succulents need strong light. When planting this Echeveria Purpusorum type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 9a which is around -6.7 °C (or 20°F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Echeveria Purpusorum in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

How to Propagate Echeveria Purpusorum

Echeveria Purpusorum can be propagated by offsets or seeds. Propagating by seeds would be difficult since this succulent is a difficult type to grow. This slow-growing succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.


Echeveria Purpusorum propagates from the offsets. To be able to propagate from the mother plant, you should wait several years for the main plant to produce an offset. To start this process, use a sharp knife and remove an offset from the main plant. When you remove the offset, clean the extra soil from it. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.


The Echeveria Purpusorum succulent type is a slow grower so even if it can be propagated by its seeds, this method is not recommended. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.

Origin and Habitat

Echeveria Purpusorum is known to be native to Mexico (more specifically Puebla and Oaxaca).