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Purple Succulents for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide
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Purple Succulents – Buying & Growing Guide
There are many interesting succulents worth growing in your home. Some of the most compelling ones are the succulents with a purple hue. Since purple is not the most common color in nature, these purple succulents are sure to stand out with their varying shades of violet, lavender, and blue.
Types of Purple Succulents
|Type||Growing Zones||Mature Height||Sun||Features|
|Echeveria purple pearl, Echeveria gibbiflora ‘Purple Pearl’||9-11||2 to 3 inches||Full sun to part shade: 4 to 6 hours||Spiral of thick, violet-tinted leaves.|
|Houseleek, Sempervivum ‘Purple Beauty’||3-8||4 to 6 inches||Full sun: 6 to 8 hours||Circles of deep purple leaves with gold-pointed tips.|
|Living stone, Lithops optica ‘Rubra’||10-11||.5 to 2 inches||Full sun: 6 to 8 hours||Looks similar to a small purple stone or pebble.|
|Houseleek, Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’||3-8||4 to 6 inches||Full sun: 6 to 8 hours||Circles of maroon leaves with frosted margins.|
|Dark purple houseleek tree, Aeonium arboreum ‘Atropurpureum’||9-11||2 to 3 feet||Full sun to part shade: 4 to 6 hours||Astounding, dark purple foliage that borders on black.|
|Bashful succulent, Graptoveria ‘Bashful’||10-11||6 to 8 inches||Full sun: 6 to 8 hours||Primarily green foliage blushes at tips with bright purple.|
|Powder puff, X Pachyveria ‘Powder Puff’||9-11||6 to 8 inches||Full sun to part shade: 4 to 6 hours||Leaves are a mixture of purple and bright blue.|
|Sedeveria ‘Lilac Mist’, X Sedeveria ‘Lilac Mist’||9-11||8 to 10 inches||Full sun to part shade: 4 to 6 hours||Subtle purple hue over small, concentric sets of leaves.|
How to Care for Purple Succulents
Caring for purple succulents is not very different from caring for any other type of succulents. In most cases, you will need to make sure that your succulent lives in an area that gets plenty of sunlight.
You’ll also need to make sure that you are neither overwatering or underwatering your succulent. One will cause your succulent to grow mold, while the other will lead to a dried-out succulent.
Regarding purple succulents, the only difference in care is that you should make your best effort to emphasize the purple of your plants. Since this is the most sought-after feature of these plants, maintaining the right hue is often important to gardeners.
If your purple succulent is not as purple as you expect it to be or as purple as it once was, that can be a sign that the plant is lacking something. Most often, the reason that a plant’s leaves fail to hold their intended color is that they are not getting the right amount of light. Conversely, there are some succulents that are not meant to be purple at all. If those succulents begin to turn purple, take it as a sign that there is something wrong.