Top 10 Gorgeous Succulents With Purple Flowers You will Love Number 3!

In the world of succulents, making a specific list is hard. But after thorough research, I have listed the most exotic succulents with purple flowers.

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April 18, 2021


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Introduction

How can a person not like succulents? They are gorgeous, easy to care and can withstand pretty much anything. This makes them the ideal candidate for anyone’s garden or interior shelves. Now when we move on to the category of blooming succulents, the ideal color of the flower is debatable. Some may prefer yellow and, some people like you and me prefer purple.

So, if you love succulents with purple flowers and want to know more about the most popular list of purple flower succulents, then I have got the perfect list for you. So without any further delay, let’s get started !!

10 most popular succulents with purple flowers are: Cooper’s Ice Plant, Grapotveria ‘Debbi’, Echeveria ‘Purple Pearl’, Englemann’s Hedgehog Cactus, Calandrinia Grandiflora, Sempervivum ‘Raspberry ice’, Sedum dasyphyllum lilac mound, Tradescantia Pallida, Powderpuff cactus, and ‘Echeveria Taurus’.

1.Cooper’s Ice Plant

Cooper’s ice plant’s perfect purple flower

Specie Name Delosperma Cooperi
Common Names Cooper’s Ice plant
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Succulent perennial
Blooming Season June - September
Sun Condition Full Sun
Max Height 7 to 15 cm
Tolerant Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil

If you are looking for an easy to care, tolerant and gorgeous succulent with purple flowers, then you can’t go wrong with Cooper’s Ice plant. Cooper’s Ice plant or Delosperma cooperi is the most common purple variant of the Ice plant. These are best known for their tolerant nature and attracting flowers.

Unlike their name, they can’t survive in cold temperatures. Therefore, you should plant them in dry parts for your garden where they can get full sun. These plants are tolerant to drought and hot climates, so you should water them once or twice every week.

Warning

Make sure the soil is well drained, else the plant may not grow properly or completely die

Ice plants tend to grow well in poor soil and tolerate sandy and gravelly soil conditions. Therefore, they don’t need much fertilizer. The only hurdle that you might face with this succulent would be weather conditions and overwatering. Once placed inside the ideal conditions, they spread real quick, so you can tuck them in nice hanging baskets or free-standing pots like these available on Amazon.

2.Graptoveria ‘Debbie’

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Specie Name Graptoveria Debbie
Common Names Graptoveria Debbie
Native Area Unknown
Plant Type Hybrid succulent
Blooming Season Grows best during summer
Sun Condition Full Sun
Max Height 20cm
Tolerant Summer and bright conditions

If you are looking for an exotic addition to your outdoor garden, then Graptoveria Debbie would be the best choice. Graptoveria Debbie is a rare, gorgeous succulent. This succulent is a Graptopetalum and Echeveria hybrid whose significant purple color grows deeper in full sun. It follows a quick growth pattern without much effort and keeps multiplying very quickly and by itself.

Caution

Avoid excess amount of water else the succulent may die from overwatering or can get several pest infestations

Graptoveria Debbie requires strong light and should be planted outside rather than inside. For the ideal result, make sure you provide full or partial sun to the succulent. This succulent is not suited to colder environments.

In order to propagate Graptoveria Debbie from seeds, you should plant the seeds in a well-drained mixture.

3.Echeveria ‘Purple Pearl’

Multiple Echeveria purple pearl image

Specie Name Echeveria Purple Pearl
Common Names Echeveria Purple Pearl
Native Area Mexico, USA , South America
Plant Type Succulent, Catus
Blooming Season Spring
Sun Condition Full Sun/Partial shade
Max Height 15cm
Tolerant Drought, Deer

Echeveria ‘Purple Pearl’ is a gorgeous succulent whose highly valued for being used in floral arrangements, decorations, and wedding bouquets. Echeveria ‘Purple Pearl’ is a variant of the Echeveria family, but its slightly round rosy-purple leaves merged in the form of rosettes make it stand out from the rest of its family members. It’s a highly attractive succulent that needs very little care.

Echeveria ‘Purple Pearl’ is an evergreen plant that loves the sun and shouldn’t be placed in darker environments. For the ideal results, you need to water the plant sparingly and make sure to use well-draining soil to avoid stagnant water. You can use this amazing Amazon product with a drainage saucer to create a well-drained soil, ideal for Echeveria ‘Purple Pearl’.

Reminder

Avoid overwatering else it may become a target to a fungal disease or might start rotting

4.Englemanns Hedgehog Cactus

Multiple Echeveria purple pearl image

Specie Name Echinocereus engelmannii
Common Names Engelmann’s Hedgehog Cactus, Purple Torch, Strawberry Cactus
Native Area USA , Mexico
Plant Type Succulent, Catus
Blooming Season April- May
Sun Condition Full Sun/Partial shade
Max Height 30cm
Tolerant Drought, Deer

Engelmann’s Hedgehog Cactus is a succulent native to the southwestern USA and some parts of Mexico. The cactus’s first name is named after the botanist and physician George Engelmann, while the middle name comes from its short and spiny nature, which resembles a hedgehog. The Hedgehog cactus mostly grow in clusters, sometimes up to 20 stems or more. These bloom in April - May based on the temperature.

Pro Tip

The Hedgehog Cactus enjoys bright sunlight, so make sure you place it in a spot where it gets plenty of it

Engelmann’s Hedgehog Cactus grows well in sandy, rocky soil. So, make sure you use well-drained soil to avoid standing water that may rot the plant’s roots. It prefers bright light but if you plan to shift it to indoors, make sure you place it near a sunny window.

If provided the ideal conditions, the flowers soon develop into a spherical reddish-orange fruit. Its fruit has a strawberry-like taste and, that’s why it’s called strawberry hedgehog cactus.

5.Calandrinia Grandiflora

Multiple Rock Purslane purple flowers image

Specie Name Calandrinia Grandiflora
Common Names Rock Purslane
Native Area Chile, Australia, Western America, Central America and North America
Plant Type Succulent, Catus
Blooming Season Summer
Sun Condition Full Sun/Partial shade
Max Height 30cm
Tolerant Drought

Calandrinia Grandiflora is one of the succulents that have the longest bloom period, making it a valuable addition to any garden. Its purple flowers blossom continuously from April to much of Fall. Calandrinia Grandiflora is also a sturdy plant that can also handle both drought and frost.

Note

The foliage can turn reddish from sunburn due to too much heat. So, a bit of shade plus direct sunlight would be the best combo for this succulent

Calandrinia Grandiflora enjoys bright sunlight or partial sunlight conditions. Being a succulent, it also needs well-drained soil. It’s pretty much resilient to pests and diseases, so if you are looking for an easy-to-care and succulent with purple flowers then this succulent is the perfect fit for you.

6.Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’

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Specie Name Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’
Common Names Hen and Chicks, Houseleek, Live-Forever
Native Area USA
Plant Type Succulent, Catus
Blooming Season Summer / early fall
Sun Condition Full Sun/Partial shade
Max Height 5cm at development
Tolerant Drought, frost

Sempervivum ‘Raspberry ice’ is one of the sturdiest succulent types and can live up to 20 years if provided the right conditions. Sempervivum ‘Raspberry ice’ is also called Houseleeks due to its ability to grow roots on the roofs of houses. Similarly, the name ‘Hen and Chicks’ comes from its growth pattern in which the mother root lays out several chicks (offsets) around the main plant and, you can easily repot these.

Warning

The only enemies of this plant are overwatering and standing water so avoid these at all costs

Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’ prefers full sun or partial shade along with dry, porous, well-drained soil for best results. Under the ideal conditions, it has small rosettes with raspberry red leaves that become purple-red with time. The overall succulent is lightly layered with silver hairs.

7.Sedum Dasyphyllum Lilac Mound

Sedum Dasyphyllum purple mound flowers image

Specie Name Sedum dasyphyllum
Common Names Corsican stonecrop
Native Area Mediterranean Region
Plant Type Succulent, Catus
Blooming Season June-July
Sun Condition Full Sun/Partial shade
Max Height 12cm
Tolerant Frost hardy

Sedum dasyphyllum is a low-growing succulent found in the Mediterranean region. These succulents are widely popular for their ability to change color, shape, and size all year round based on weather and stress. Sedum dasyphyllum is the perfect ground cover plant for hot and dry climates. Its leaves form a carpet and the color of the carpet varies from season to season.

Interesting Fact

At first it's leaves have a blue-green color to it but in the winter season they develop a complete purple color

Sedum dasyphyllum is succulent and, therefore it requires well-drained soil in a site where it can get direct/partial sunlight. You can use it as a lawn substitute or place it between stepping stones or green roofs.

8.Tradescantia Pallida

Tradescantia Pallida purple sprout image

Specie Name Tradescantia Pallida
Common Names Purple Heart, Purple Queen
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Succulent, perennial
Blooming Season During warm weather
Sun Condition Full Sun/Partial shade
Max Height 30-60 cm
Tolerant Drought

Tradescantia pallida or Purple Queen is a gorgeous and durable succulent with purple flowers. Tradescantia pallida are popular for their remarkable evergreen foliage. Each of its pointed purple-colored leaves can grow up to 5-12 cm. Tradescantia pallida are known to constantly bloom during warm weather conditions and often die due to frosts but will usually sprout back from the roots in the spring season.

Pro Tip

Shelter the plant from extreme weather conditions or heavy winds as they might break the fragile stems

Tradescantia pallida require well-drained soil with a location that can provide direct or partial sunlight. You can water these freely in the dry weather and, once they get settled, they become drought tolerant. You can easily use these as ground cover, rock gardens, or border fronts.

9.Powderpuff cactus

Sedum Dasyphyllum purple mound flowers image

Specie Name Mammillaria Cacti
Common Names Powder Puff Cactus, Snowball cactus
Native Area Mexico, USA
Plant Type Succulent, cactus
Blooming Season Summer
Sun Condition Full Sun/Partial shade
Max Height 7-12 cm
Tolerant Drought

Powderpuff cactus is one of the most classical and well-known member of the cacti family. This succulent is native to Mexico. Powderpuff cactus has quick growth and is known to produce offsets that cluster around the parent. The overall body of the cactus follows a fluffy, circular pattern with white hair covering all over the plant. The spines covering the cactus are pretty sharp, so you should be careful while touching the cactus.

Caution

Make sure there is no standing water in the pot

Powderpuff cactus appreciates strong direct sunlight and if you plan to move it indoors, place it near a window. The soil should be well-drained, so the water doesn’t sit in the pot for days. You should only water the plant when it’s completely dry. Under the right conditions, bright pink-purple flowers will emerge from the cactus.

10.Echeveria ‘Taurus’

Echeveria Taurus plant image

Specie Name Echeveria ‘Taurus’
Common Names Echeveria ‘Taurus’
Native Area Mexico, USA
Plant Type Succulent, cactus
Blooming Season June-August
Sun Condition Full Sun/Partial shade
Max Height 30cm
Tolerant Drought

Echeveria ‘Taurus’ is another beautiful variant of the Echeveria family known for being evergreen perennial plants. Similarly, Echeveria ‘Taurus’ is also a gorgeous plant used as an ornamental plant in many cases due to its beautiful colored leaves and flowers.

Warning

Avoid standing water or it might get targeted by bugs and rotting conditions

Echeveria ‘Taurus’ is best suited for climates that can give full/partial sunlight with well-drained soil. It can be grown outside in summer but to protect it from harsh winter conditions it should be moved inside.

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Conclusion

In today’s blog, I covered a complete list of Top 10 succulents with purple flowers and suggested some of the best succulents with purple flowers. I started the list with Cooper’s ice plant and ended it on Echeveria Taurus. I devised separate tables for all 10 popular plants to assist you in choosing your favorite purple flower succulent.

I hope you loved my work in today’s blog, don’t forget to check out some of my previous works on succulents. I post weekly updates on many succulents here, so stay with me as I cover all the best succulents out there.

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By Jimena Bolívar

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My name is Jimena and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!

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