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||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Soil pH Preferences:
||Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
|Minimum cold hardiness:
||Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
||Unusual foliage color
||Bi-Color: Red with yellow tips
||Other info: will not come true from seed if the plant is a hybrid
|Propagation: Other methods:
||Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Posted by Baja_Costero
(Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 28, 2021 9:57 PM concerning plant:
Very attractive small, solitary Echeveria with a distinctive leaf and rosette shape. Plants reach up to about 4 inches wide and grow a very short stem. The dense rosette and nearly stemless habit is perhaps most similar to E. agavoides. Old plants may eventually offset. This species is typically grown from seed or from leaves (though the compact nature of the rosette tends to make it hard to get leaves off intact, as is the case with agavoides). This species shows dramatic changes in posture as well as leaf shape and color when subjected to drought stress, or suffering from root problems.
Leaves are dark gray-green to reddish or yellowish with lots of whitish flecks, to the point where it's not clear what the base color of the leaves actually is. Are they white? Green? Red? Yellow? These variations are genetic and also influenced by exposure (lots of sun or stress brings out reddish colors and highlights). The flowers are really petite but quite pretty and excellent subjects for macro photography. The sepals are patterned like the leaves, the petals are pinkish red with yellow tips and interior.
From Puebla and Oaxaca. Distributed as ISI 521 (1967), 1077 (1978), 1645 (1986). A parent of various hybrids.
Posted by Macrocentra
(Ontario, Canada - Zone 6b) on May 7, 2021 10:57 PM concerning plant:
E. purpusorum is native to Puebla and Oaxaca, Mexico and is considered rare. It is an excellent species for container culture, in part due to its smaller size compared to many other Echeverias. Rosettes are typically solitary and reach up to 3.5 inches in diameter.
Leaves are typically olive green in color, with irregular mottled red spots that become more vibrant with greater light exposure, though they can be quite variable, having a more greyish and sometimes even whitish coloration. This species is slow-growing.
A variety of similar-looking hybrids of E. purpusorum exist, including: E. 'Dionysos', E. 'Belle Etoile', E. 'Ben Badis', E. 'Fabiola', and E. 'Shamrock'.
Posted by Aeonium2003
on Mar 31, 2022 9:01 AM concerning plant:
There are various forms of this plant, including the "white form" which has whiter markings on its leaves and more contrast. This is one of the parents of the xGraptoveria Amethorum.
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||On August 30, 2018
Replaced the soil in pot
||On August 30, 2018
Replaced the soil
||On July 1, 2019
||On May 25, 2020
Flowers beginning to open.
||On May 12, 2022
One of the Echeveria, that had been more light exposure. Although a bit slightly ragged, & wet from rain "drizzle"
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