Plant Care Pearl Echeveria

Pearl Echeveria

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About Pearl Echeveria

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 elegans

Also known as

Hens and Chicks, White Mexican Rose, Mexican Gem, Mexican Snowball, Succulent, Lone Star, Echeveria 'Angel Kissed', Echeveria Angel Kissed, Raspberry Ice, Ruby slippers, Red Crystal Sugar, Snow Angel Jelly Heart, Queen butterfly and Echeveria

How to care for Pearl Echeveria

💦 Water

How often to water your Pearl Echeveria

Water needs for Pearl Echeveria
0.5 cups
every 12

Pearl Echeveria 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 Pearl Echeveria

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Pearl Echeveria in your home

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

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

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

Pearl Echeveria does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Pearl Echeveria

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Pearl Echeveria 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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💦 Water Needs

Pearl Echeveria 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.

Pearl Echeveria Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Pearl Echeveria 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 🏡.

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Pearl Echeveria Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Pearl Echeveria is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

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💨 Humidity

Pearl Echeveria 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.

Pearl Echeveria Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Pearl Echeveria 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!

Best Soil Mix for Pearl Echeveria →

When and How to Successfully Repot Pearl Echeveria →

💩 Fertilizer

Pearl Echeveria 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Pearl Echeveria →

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Pearl Echeveria 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

Pearl Echeveria is native to Central and northern South America.

🌸 Flowers

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

Pearl Echeveria Flowers →

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Pearl Echeveria grows in a rosette pattern, with leaves neatly arranged in a circle. New growth will emerge from the center.

How and When to Prune Pearl Echeveria →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Pearl Echeveria can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Pearl Echeveria Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

Pearl Echeveria can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Pearl Echeveria →

🧐 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.

😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Pearl Echeveria. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!

Care Summary for Pearl Echeveria

Pearl Echeveria

Pearl Echeveria

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

Pearl Echeveria has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 289
Pearl Echeveria has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 138
Pearl Echeveria has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 132
Pearl Echeveria has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 72
Pearl Echeveria has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 53
Pearl Echeveria has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 46
Pearl Echeveria has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
@GoodyTaraire avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe West Palm Beach, FL

He is great indoors, in a freezing cold office. Have had him since Christmas Day. He’s absolutely adorable.

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Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
@mirandaaplanet avatar
leaf-1 119 Plants
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super chill just give them lots of sun and a little water and just let it do it’s thing

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Blooms easily Blooms easily
@Lovinglearning avatar
leaf-1 38 Plants
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globe Warwick, GA

I am in love with this plant. It can take the cold and hot and sure does love her sun! I have her in a pot with another plant and they get along great. U water her and just let her go. Only have to water every 2 weeks or so. She can handle being very dry.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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globe Powhatan, VA

This is a low maintenance succulent. It loves a sunny window.

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@con avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
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globe Peterborough, England

the offspring echeveria are so cute <3

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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Sarah avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
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globe Devon, England

Beautiful and easy to look after.

Fast grower Fast grower
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globe Witham, England

This plant is one of the easiest to propagate, and to keep the plant looking even you can rotate it every couple days

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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Natae avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
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globe Adamstown Heights, New South Wales

Hard to take care of but still pretty

Browns easily Browns easily
@SuccyPlantOwner avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 212 XP

I got mine as a tiny baby from Walmart and it has doubled in size since I moved it to a slightly larger Bulbasaur planter. It is growing still and it is leaning out of the planter now. I love that it didn’t die when I transplanted it, my track record is bad.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
@Flowerpower0303 avatar
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globe Tucson, AZ

They are easy to take care of and I probably shouldn’t say this but I would go weeks with out watering and it would be fine!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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@MeganO avatar
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globe Washington, DC

Succulent so just give it a lot of light and it will be happy.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@R_L15748 avatar
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Not too much water.

@El.oh.el avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
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Easy to take care of

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globe North Canton, OH

This is my friends plant that I am taking care of right now ! It’s so pretty and I would like to try to propitiate it so I can have one as well !! 10/10 would recommend to anyone who is starting out with taking care of plants

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@Dagiraffe avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe Mississauga, Ontario

It’s a good plant but for some reason browns really fast

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@MintyBobcat avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
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Such beautiful leaves and so many colours

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Cass avatar
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globe Cold Lake, Alberta

If you drop it, don't worry it can regrow its roots.

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globe Hartford, CT

I love the colors .. don’t need that much water

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