Echeveria ‘Perle von Nürnberg’

Echeveria ‘Perle von Nürnberg’ on 8-1-11, #68-23.

Echeveria ‘Perle von Nürnberg’

Echeveria gibbiflora ‘Metallica’ x E. potosina (now E. elegans)

Echeveria gibbiflora D.C. is the correct and accepted scientific name of one of the parent species. It was first described by Agustin Pyramus de Candolle in Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis in 1828. ‘Metallica’ was the cultivar name of this species that is one of the parents of ‘Perle von Nurnberg’.

Echeveria elegans Rose is the correct and accepted scientific name of the other parent. It was first described as such by Joseph Nelson Rose in North American Flora (New York Botanical Garden) in 1905. The synonym that was named as the parent of this hybrid originally, Echeveria potosina, was first described by Eric Walther in the Cactus and Succulent Journal in 1935.

This hybrid was developed by Richard Graessner of Perleberg, Germany in the 1930’s. It is said to be one of the most tolerant Echeveria’s as far as it’s growing conditions are concerned. It will even tolerate to much water… It can adapt to a wide range of light levels, but more light will intensify its colors…


Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 5-10-10, #55-17.

I bought two of these plants from Lowe’s in Greenville, Mississippi in May 2010. They are one of the fastest growing I have grown to date. The stems seem to never stop growing and you have to cut tops off and regrow them from time to time. The leaves also root easily and you will soon have more than you know what to do with. Mine never flowered, though.


Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 8-23-11, #75-1.


Family: Crassulaceae
Origin: Hybrid
Zones: USDA Zones 9b-11 (25-40° F)
Size: 8-10” tall
Light: Sun to part shade
Soil: Fast-draining soil.
Water: Average water in summer, much less in the winter.
Propagation: leaf cuttings easily root.


Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 4-18-12, #87-9.

This one decided to grow straight up for a while the others were laying down on the job.


Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 8-23-12, #131-20.

Some Echeveria species form nice rosettes while others grow on long stems. There are so many species of Echeveria to choose from and the color range and leaf types will amaze you.


Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 2-17-13, #139-35.

Brighter light intensifies the color on some plants while not so much on others. You can see by the above photo all plants in this pot are growing in the same conditions but only one is blushing.


Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 2-27-13, #139-36.



Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 7-3-13, #160-12.

After I sold the mansion in Mississippi I moved back to the family farm in mid-Mossuoru in Fabruary 2013. I gave up most of my plants but kept most of my succulents.


Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 7-14-13, #162-28.

I decided it was time to regrow the Echeveria “Pearl von Nürnberg’ rosettes. After a while, their sprawling habit gets kind of annoying.


Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 9-13-13, #187-2.

I had also taken several leaf cuttings which turned out somewhat strange…


Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 10-7-13, #193-44.

Most of them grew multiple plants from a single leaf cutting. I never experienced that with any of the other succulents.


Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 12-7-13, #208-28.

Once inside for the winter in inadequate light, their stems began stretching for more light. Echeveria needs bright light when inside. My dormacy table says Echeveria are winter dormant but I think it must be whacky!


Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 6-29-14, #230-42.

Back outside for the summer finally!


Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ on 7-12-14, #231-48.

Reluctantly, I gave up most of my plants shortly after the above photo was taken. Maybe someday I will run across another Echeveria ‘Pearle von Nürnberg’ and bring it home. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. For further reading, click on the links below.



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