Published on December 24th, 2018 | by ozlem0
12 Most Beautiful Purple Succulents
Succulents are the easiest way to warm up your space with a splash of color. They are perfect if you are kind of lazy and forgetful, but also would love to have a living plant at home. With a little maintenance, these plants stay alive for many years and still keep looking attractive and vibrant.
Succulent plants are generally evergreen throughout their lifespan. But the best thing about them is that a lot of species are capable of developing various colors when they get a lot of bright sun. Exposing these succulents to partial to full sun is the key for preserving the vivid color.
Here is a collection of purple succulents which are showing a variety of shades and forming in many different shapes. I hope you will get inspired whether you wish to boost your garden or your interiors.
How to Care for Succulents?
Succulents are so popular because unlike many other houseplants, you don’t have to show a great effort to keep them alive and healthy. They store water inside their leaves since they are originated from desert climates. That makes succulent plants hardy for hot and dryness.
If your succulent gets adequate direct light during the day, the more
intense leaves they will have. Moreover, the succulents I picked for you develop various shades of purple colors, which is a result of the bright sunlight.
The best place in your home would be the window sill facing the South, so that the succulents could get exposed to the light directly.
However, I have to warn about one thing. Too much hot Sun during the summer afternoons can create sunburns on the leaves of your succulent and harm it in an irreversible way.
Succulents are adapted to lack of water for long periods. This is why you do not have to water your succulent very frequently. Just water the soil deep and good for one time, and let your plant live with it for quite a while. That’s it.
To figure out when to give water to your succulents, check if the soil is dry and the leaves are slightly creased.
Succulents recover excess watering very hard. Be sure that you choose a proper type of soil which does not hold the water inside and a good draining pot with holes on the bottom. Overwatered and compacted soil will keep the roots moistured and prevent them to breathe.
1. Graptoveria ‘Bashful’
These succulents are a type of the genus x Graptoveria which is a hybrid succulent crossed between Graptopetalum and Echeveria. They form a stemless clump and spooned thick leaves with pointy tips.
Pastel green foliage shows a purple-fuchsia with the help of sunlight. They look their best when they can get full sun daily.
Although they are very attractive with the vibrant colors, Graptoveria Bashful is a tender succulent type that will not survive winter in the freezing temperatures. They must be carried indoors to avoid frost in cold winters.
2. Graptoveria ‘Debbi’
Another type of hybrid Graptopetalum and Echeveria, Graptoveria ‘Debbi’ is a stunning succulent plant with dramatic foliage. This species form in a tight clump of a rosette. It offsets freely and multiplies very quick and easy by itself, even without any extra effort.
Pale green leaves usually turn into a pink-purple dusty shade all over, and these frosty purple leaves enlarge up to 20 centimeters. But if they get insufficient light, they will lose the violet shade since they need the sunshine to develop color.
3. Echeveria Taurus
Echeverias grow compact and evergreen rosettes which are great for the windowsill. Echeveria Taurus has a deep plum colored foliage and at the tips of its leaves, it gets quite dark. It should be kept in a bright space to preserve its color.
The plant can grow a large size when considered as an Echeveria; 10 centimeters tall and 30 centimeters wide. Active growth season of this Echeveria is May and June. In the summer it gives flowers, and by the summer you should cut down watering a little bit.
I have a full guide on Echeveria. Read clicking here.
4. Pachyveria Powder Puff
Pachyveria ‘Powder Puff’ is a small succulent that forms like a shrub, growing up to 15 centimeters. It has beautiful powdery blue-green leaves, and the leaves develop a violet undertone when they get exposed to strong light or cold weather.
Between these very fat and juicy leaves, peachy purple colored arching flowers appear in the summer. Winter season is the active growing season for these succulents, so they require more water by this time.
In the winter, they are not recommended to be kept in temperatures below 7 °C; whereas they will die in the temperatures belo -6 °C.
This species of family “Crassulaceae” and genus “x Pachyveria” is a hybrid between “Pachyphytum oviferum” and “Echeveria cante”.
5. Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’
Sempervivum succulents are one of the most resistant kind of outdoor succulents. A lot of species of this genus is used for gardening and they can adapt almost every condition. They are also really resistant to pest and disease.
During the summer, they will have showy blossoms and the flowers are an attractant for many bees and butterflies, contributing the wildlife. If you have a young plant, you may have to wait until your Sempervivum reach maturity before it gives flowers.
Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’ is an interesting and appealing cultivar. The leaves are covered with cobwebbed little white hairs, and develop a variety of burgundy, violet shades of purple.
Like as many species under Sempervivum genus, these succulents are commonly called “Hens and Chicks” or “Houseleek”.
6. Sedum Dasyphyllum
Sedum Dasyphyllum, Sedum Burnatii or commonly known as “Corsican Stonecrop”, this low growing shrub is native to rural areas of Mediterranian.
In addition to mint green foliage, Sedum Dasyphyllum produces very pretty lilac purple especially on the side that it is exposed to the sun. The leaves are small and fat with rounded at the tips. Newly growing leaves in the middle show a green color, and then they turn purple with time as the mature leaves.
7. Echeveria Perle Von Nürnberg
This very popular Echeveria is adored mainly because of the very pretty purple color it develops when it gets bright light.
Rounded pastel grey leaves with a pointy tip form in a rosette shape, growing around 15-20 centimeters wide. These plants are great for the windowsill because the more bright light they get, the more beautiful colors they develop.
8. Echeveria Lilacina
Echeveria Lilacina is a very mesmerizing type of this Mexican succulent genus. Silver-grey symmetrical rosettes blush a coral pink shade in full sun. Because of foggy matte leaves of this plant, it is often called “Ghost Echeveria”.
Besides that lilac foliage, they also give pale pink flowers developing on a red stem, which is about 15 centimeters tall. Flowering period continues from the late winter to the beginning of spring.
9. Echeveria Black Prince
It wouldn’t be wrong to say these type of Echerieverias are one of the most dramatic ones in appearence. Spoon shaped fleshy leaves point upwards and they show a color gradient from green and red to deep dark purple.
When you expose Echeveria Blach Prince, the leaves will turn into an almost black shade, as the plant explain itself by the name. These succulents are a good way to accent the arrangements with a dark strike.
10. Sedeveria ‘Lilac Mist’
Sedeveria ‘Lilac Mist’ is a recent hybrid of Sedum and Echeveria. Two large genera of succulents give countless possibilities for crossing various shapes and colors. Lilac Mist Sedeveria looks so cool, I think it would be the perfect addition to any succulent collection.
These cultivars take their name obviously from the appearance of their foliage, that is mainly greyish green with a lilac blush at some part of it. Compact rosette of very fat leaves can grow around 9 or 10 centimeters.
11. Anacampseros Purple Giant
This South African genus is a perennial species of small growing succulent plants, which are excellent for indoor containers.,
Besides the bold plum color of the dense seashell-like leaves of this plant, another distinction is long growing white hairs of their stem. Flowers are also purple with yellow stamens.
12. Tradescantia Pallida
Mostly used as a ground covering plant, these shallow growing succulents are hardy for hot while they cannot survive cold weather. They will be great for hot and arid climates where there is plenty of sunlight during the day.
These plants form dark green sword-like leaves that are developing around a stem. These leaves get a bold burgundy-purple color on the margins and make a really cool contrast when the little pale flowers show off in the summer.
Colorful succulents are excellent touch up for the boring spaces that are lacking a spirit. Many different succulent types make the great candidate if you want to vitalize your outdoor garden or your succulent collection on the windowsill. Just make sure that your purple succulents are getting enough sunlight so they do not fade. Other than that, have fun with the wide opportunities.