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Echeveria purpusorum

An evergreen succulent forming rosettes to around 8cm in diameter of ovate to triangular green to grey-green leaves heavily mottled with reddish brown spots and streaks. Yellow-tipped reddish-orange flowers are borne on arching stems to 20cm high in summer

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Botanical details
Family
Crassulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Potentially harmful
Genus

Echeveria can be evergreen succulent perennials or subshrubs with rosettes of colourful, fleshy leaves and racemes or panicles of urn-shaped flowers

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Mexico

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in bright, filtered light. When in growth water moderately and feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. Keep almost dry in the winter. Stand plants outside during the summer months. See Echeveria and houseplant cacti and succulent cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by seed, leaf cuttings or from offsets

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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