Plant Care Graptopetalum purpusorum

Graptopetalum purpusorum

About Graptopetalum purpusorum

The Echeveria purpusorum is a small succulent native only to the Mexican states of Puebla and Oaxaca. Plants that are only found in a small region like this are known as endemic. Now a popular houseplant, they can be found in homes around the world! 🇲🇽


Graptopetalum purpusorum

How to care for Graptopetalum purpusorum


How often to water your Graptopetalum purpusorum

Water needs for Graptopetalum purpusorum
0.5 cups
every 12

Graptopetalum purpusorum 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 Graptopetalum purpusorum

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Graptopetalum purpusorum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Graptopetalum purpusorum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Graptopetalum purpusorum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Graptopetalum purpusorum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Graptopetalum purpusorum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Graptopetalum purpusorum: 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 Graptopetalum purpusorum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Graptopetalum purpusorum is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Common Issues

Care Summary for Graptopetalum purpusorum

Graptopetalum purpusorum

Graptopetalum purpusorum

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.

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