Plant Care Echeveria purpusiorum

Echeveria purpusiorum

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Echeveria purpusiorum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Echeveria purpusiorum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Echeveria purpusiorum

There are hundreds of plants belonging to the Echeveria genus, each with its own unique colors and patterns.The wild species are native to Central America and were named after the botanical illustrator Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy. They're super easy to grow as long as they get lots of sunlight. ☀️ They can be easily propagated by stem or leaf, making it easy to catch 'em all!


Echeveria purpusiorum

Also known as

Echeveria purpusorum, Echeveria purpureum and echeveria purporeum

How to care for Echeveria purpusiorum

💦 Water

How often to water your Echeveria purpusiorum

Water needs for Echeveria purpusiorum
0.5 cups
every 12

Echeveria purpusiorum needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Echeveria purpusiorum

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Echeveria purpusiorum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Echeveria purpusiorum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Echeveria purpusiorum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Echeveria purpusiorum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Echeveria purpusiorum in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Echeveria purpusiorum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Echeveria purpusiorum: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Echeveria purpusiorum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Echeveria purpusiorum thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Echeveria purpusiorum requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

💨 Humidity

Echeveria purpusiorum enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

🪴 Soil

Echeveria purpusiorum is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

💩 Fertilizer

Echeveria purpusiorum grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Echeveria purpusiorum to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.

🌎 Native Region

Echeveria purpusiorum is native to Central and northern South America.

🌸 Flowers

Echeveria purpusiorum produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Echeveria purpusiorum

Echeveria purpusiorum

Echeveria purpusiorum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Echeveria purpusiorum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Echeveria purpusiorum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Echeveria purpusiorum has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Echeveria purpusiorum has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Echeveria purpusiorum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Echeveria purpusiorum has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@Hypsie avatar
leaf-1 115 Plants
xp 17,541 XP
globe Kings Park, NY

Just let her be

Survivor Survivor
@Georginab avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 119 XP

It is quite hardy I have had mine for years and sometimes it did not get watered for months but it still managed to survive! When it is healthy it has very pretty dark green leaves with dark purple undersides. I would recommend to have it in indirect sunlight, but rotate the pot now and then so it doesn’t get too leggy. It really does not need much water because if you overwater it, it is prone to rotting.

Survivor Survivor
@georgie.leaman avatar
leaf-1 89 Plants
xp 2,843 XP
globe Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Cute little addition to my terrarium

@isamacy avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 247 XP

Don’t over-water it. But very cute and simple.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@massivecock avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 218 XP

mine is a little sussy baka and he has comforted me during multiple breakdowns over schoolwork, as he sits on my desk. 10/10 his leaves are very smooth and he’s just a little fun guy

Survivor Survivor
@noahcarrier avatar
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 2,308 XP
globe Alafaya, FL

Leaves frequently will randomly brown until they rot and fall off but as long as water and sunlight are consistent the plant as a whole stays healthy easily. Best to give indirect sunlight but close to a window. One of my other plants I grew from a dead leaf of this one that I recovered to grow a whole new plant!

Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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