here are the most 10 beautiful purple succulents in the world:
Origin: Nuevo Leon (northern Mexico).
Common names: Echeveria Ghost
Echeveria laui is a rosette succulent very attractive for its beautiful color. It has a slow growth, reaches 15/20 cm in diameter. The leaves are silver-gray, spoon-shaped, fleshy, and arranged in a symmetrical rosette. The flowers are pale pink or coral colored. They emerge on small racemes arched on top of reddish stems of about 15 cm. The flowering period is early spring.
On the market, there are numerous hybrids (subspecies/cultivars) including Echeveria ‘Lola’, Echeveria ‘Moondust’, and Echeveria ‘Orion’.
They are quite simple plants. It is necessary to avoid stagnation of water and possibly wet avoiding letting the water remain on the rosettes. It would be preferable to wet from below. When dry, it is advisable to remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant. Wet from spring to autumn when the soil is completely dry. Repot every 2 to 3 years in the spring and wait at least a week after the transplant before bathing. In winter leave dry, it resists temperatures below 0 (down to about -10 ° C).
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Origin: Mexico (North America)
Common names: often on sale as ‘blush’ (blush) even if in reality, it is another similar hybrid
Succulent plant formed by rosettes with narrow and long leaves up to 6cm in blue-green color with pink / red variegations on the tips and margins when grown in full sun. In late spring the inflorescences appear with yellow and orange flowers in the center.
Grow in pot or in open ground with well-draining soil. Grow in a very bright or full sun position. If cultivated in ocher it tends to stretch to look for light and takes on faded colors. Irrigate moderately in the growing season and leave almost dry in the winter. It resists short frosts if kept dry.
3/Sempervivum Raspberry Ice
Origin: Widespread in most of Southern Europe, in Italy it is present in the Alps and the Apennines.
Common names: Houseleek, Guardacasa, Erva da calli, Joubarbe des toits (fr), auswurz (de), English (gb), Siempreviva mayor (ES), always alive;
Perennial herbaceous plant, succulent, formed by numerous rosettes of leaves from which stolons originate which produce other rosettes. The stem is up to 20-50 cm tall and overtime forms groups of tens of centimeters in diameter. The individual stems last 2/3 years than dry out but are soon replaced by new ones.
The leaves of the rosettes are dark green (or brown if exposed in full sun), 3-8 cm wide with darker margins, and tips (brown or reddish). The leaves are acute. The upper ones are alternate, lanceolate.
rustic plant, very proliferating, and extremely resistant, which is why it is very easy to grow. They are ideal for compositions in low pots or directly on the ground in rock gardens. It needs light and fertile substrate slightly richer than that used for Cactaceae. Avoid clay soils, as they retain too much water and cause water stagnation rot. Water regularly when the soil is dry but withstand long periods of drought. In winter, outdoor plants resist well even if wet, those grown in pots can be hospitalized and “forgotten” until spring. They withstand up to -15 ° C.
Origin: Namibia (south of Lüderitz) -AFRICA
not easy, as all lithops fear humidity, prefer sandy soil that dries quickly, keep in small pots so that the earthen bread dries quickly
Temperature: from 25 ° C -4 ° C – in my greenhouse it has survived for years even at temperatures close to 40 ° C
Sun exposure: partial shade or full sun filtered
Growth: slow, change the leaves once a year
Irrigation needs: little water in summer, none in winter (in cultivation)
Propagation: by seed, fruits like all lithops open when the humidity reaches ideal levels to germinate the seeds. For us who want to collect them instead just leave them in water for a few minutes that the fruit pockets will open and the small seeds (1mm) will collect on the bottom of the container.
Origin: Originating from Madagascar.
small succulent shrub, branchy at the base with oval and thick leaves with brown-black punctuations and covered with thick white hair (tomentum), which gives its name to the species. This whitish hair is so thick that it gives it a velvety appearance. Normally it does not exceed 50 cm in height.
requires very bright positions or direct sun. It can be grown in the open ground. Well-drained soil, sand or aggregates can be added to air it. Repot every three years if grown in pots. From spring to summer you can fertilize 2 times a month with a low nitrogen fertilizer. At the end of spring after flowering, the tips can be trimmed to give it a more compact shape. In winter, suspend temperatures. Tolerates short frosts and temperatures close to zero if kept dry.
Origin: Mexico: Coahuila and Nuevo Leon
Thelocactus rinconensis is a solitary globose cactus variable in thorns. In cultivation there are three varieties:
– var. nodular with long thorns;
– var. phymatothele with very short spines;
– Thelocactus rinconensis subsp. hintonii, endemic to Nuevo Leon distant from the main population.
The stem is slightly depressed, reaches 15 cm in height and max 20 cm in diameter. It has a gray or light green, sometimes purple, glaucous epidermis. There are 20 to 31 tuberculous ribs. The tubercles are conical, elongated towards the tip but flattened on the upper part, 12-27 mm long, 7-15 mm wide, 8-15 mm high. The areolas are round or elongated at a distance of 2 cm from each other. The spines are of variable length, dark, black-brown lighter at the apex, (depending on the clone they can be gray, brown, or yellow). It has from 0 to 4 straight central spines of variable length from very short up to 6 cm. The radial spines are very similar to the central ones, it can have from 0 to 5, long up to 3cm.
It is an easy species to grow even if slow-growing to be grown in full sun all year round, in summer to protect in the hottest hours. Use a well permeable mineral substrate with little peat. Use a pot with large holes to ensure good drainage. Water from March to October when dry and avoid stagnation because the thin and fibrous roots would suffer. Stop watering when the minimum temperature starts to drop below 10 ° C. In winter, however, they tolerate down to -5 ° C for short periods.
Origin: South Africa (Swaziland, KwaZulu-Natal, and Zimbabwe). But now common all over the world
There are many cultivars marketed that derive from Kalanchoe thyrsiflora often with imaginative names decided more or less casually by nurserymen
The most common is known as K. luciae cv. ‘Fantastic’ characterized by bright foliage colors. The leaves are greyish-green in color, with creamy or white parts and the leaf margin, when exposed to the sun in the cold, assumes a red color.
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is very robust and easy to grow a plant. It needs a bright, warm, and air location. The leaves turn completely red in winter ut suffers if exposed to temperatures below 0 ° C for prolonged periods especially with high humidity (it is resistant to -2 ° C for short periods).
8/Gymnocalycium(Purple Moon Cactus ):
Origin: Argentina. Endemic to the provinces of Córdoba and San Luis.
Small globular cactus flattened at the apex. From the early years, it tends to form groups. The stems are green-blue, grow up to 4 cm in diameter (in cultivation up to 7 / 8cm), 6 cm in length. The tufts reach up to 15cm or more.
It has a nice dense spin and the areolas are large elliptical in shape. The spines can be straight or curved, white or creamy white. Flowers are the classics of Gymnocalycium: hairless and funnel-shaped. They are 6 cm wide and range from white to pink. They usually have a darker pink centerline. Ripe fruits are green.
Cultivation: Cultivation is quite simple as long as it guarantees a sufficiently draining and slightly acidic soil. In the summer it needs light shade and abundant watering but leaves to dry well before getting wet. It is very resistant to cold, down to -15 ° C dry.
Origin: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Yemen, and Zimbabwe
dwarf succulent with fleshy, oval or lanceolate leaves, which are arranged to form rosettes 20 / 30cm high, growing to tend to have a prostrate bearing. The color of the leaves is the most interesting characteristic of this species which turns from green to red / dark purple based on exposure to the sun. There are also some varieties with leaves with light violet shades. It blooms in late spring with flowers on stems tens of cm high. The flowers are pink / magenta with 5 petals. They are self-fertile and capsule fruits contain numerous seeds that often germinate in nearby pots.
they are easy to cultivate even outdoors both in full sun (tend to take on a purple color and in high shade. The compote must be slightly richer than the basic compote for cacti but in any case, it is good that it is always well-draining. With watering regular during the period of vegetation we will guarantee the plant a good growth even without fertilization. In winter it resists if kept up to temperatures up to 3 ° C.