How To Care “Echeveria Petra’s Perle”? (Everything You Need Is Here)

Echeveria Petra’s Perle are a perennial and evergreen plants. 

Echeveria Petra’s Perle are hardy plants and can thrive well on their own with minimum supervision from you.

Due to this characteristic many people tend to add them into your indoor garden collection. 

Echeveria Petra’s Perle go by the common name called Echeveria ‘Magic Red’ and they are native to Mexico.

Echeveria Petra's Perle

How do I identify Echeveria Petra’s Perle?

Echeveria Petra’s Perle come up with broad leaves and they tend to take a look of a spoon shape. Further those leaves form into a concentric rosette which resembles a golden rose shape. 

You could spot the Echeveria Petra’s Perle plants in maroon copper, and even in olive green colors.

They would be such great additions for succulents’ gardens as well as for indoor landscaping.

Size of the plant

The maximum width that Echeveria Petra’s Perle would achieve would be 6 inches.

Growth rate

Echeveria Petra’s Perle usually grows at a moderate rate.

One look care guide

Botanical NameEcheveria Petra’s Perle
Common NameEcheveria ‘Magic Red’
Plant TypeSucculent
Mature Size6 inches widespread
Sun ExposureFull Sunlight / Partial sunlight
Soil TypeWell-draining
Soil pHacidic to neutral
Flower ColorShowy
Hardiness ZonesUSDA hardiness zones are 9-11
Native AreaMexico
ToxicityNon-Toxic
Average price $ 4

How do you take care of Echeveria Petra’s Perle?

Light Requirement 

It is crucial to expose them to sufficient sunlight as it could significantly impact the plants well being and on the proper growth of the plants.

It is vital for them to maintain their rich colors as well as for the healthy growth of the rosettes and of the offsets.

Temperature and humidity

Echeveria Petra’s Perle could perform well given that you grow them at room temperature levels.

However, ensure that you protect them from frosty temperatures as it could badly impact on the plants.

Is it cold hardy?

Echeveria Petra’s Perle are little cold hardy up to 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius).

USDA Hardiness Zone

Echeveria Petra’s Perle’s preferred USDA hardiness zones are 9-11. Hence if you live in these zones, you may consider growing them as outdoor plants.

Watering Requirement 

Echeveria Petra’s Perle have very minimal requirements when it comes to water just like the rest of the succulents and the cactus. 

Be cautious to not supply them with an abundance of water as it would create trouble for the well being of the plant.

These plants are quite sensitive to  overwatering Hence, before you start watering, observe the soil condition first and see whether it is still moist or bone dry. 

If it is dry, you may continue watering them whilst on the other hand if you find it is moist, you could suspend watering for a couple of more days and then water. Water them sparingly but deeply.

Soil Requirement Type / pH

Like all the other succulents, go for a soil mix which has an excellent drainage as it is crucial to have a proper drainage in the soil mix

Your soil mix needs to be  slightly acidic to neutral. In addition to having good drainage, it is vital to have a good aeration in the soil mix as well. 

Best recommended is to go ahead with a succulent soil mix or in a cactus soil mix which you could easily find in all garden stores. 

Pot size Potting and Repotting

A well-draining pot would go well with these beauties.

As such consider growing them in a terracotta pot or in a clay pot as those would be helpful for the optimal growth of the plants. 

More importantly check whether your pots have sufficient draining holes as well. Unless it would create waterlogged conditions in the pot and cause for root rot.

Where to Plant 

You need to plant the Echeveria Petra’s Perle somewhere where they can absorb bright sunlight.

In addition to that if you grow them as indoor plants, you need to go for a well-draining porous material pot which has enough draining holes. 

Last but not least, you should grow them in a well-draining soil mix too. If you are wondering where to place them, a bright sunny windowsill would perfectly fit in for them.

Fertilizer and time of year

Echeveria Petra’s Perle do not require you to feed them constantly.

However, you could consider adding a light fertilizer as it would be beneficial for the plant vigorous growth

Dormancy

The dormancy of the Echeveria Petra’s Perle would be usually in the Winter season. 

When they are dormant, they would be literally in sleeping mode and do not usually grow. Hence suspend watering them and feeding them during this period.

Can be toxic to pets

There is no record of Echeveria Petra’s Perle being poisoned to pets or to humans.

Common bugs and illnesses

Echeveria Petra’s Perle are hardy plants, and they can resist any bug attack or a disease type. However, if you supply them with excess water,  it will lead to  root rot. 

Echeveria Petra’s Perle are sensitive towards over water and that would even kill your beloved Echeveria Petra’s Perle plants.

Apart from root rot, chances are that they may come across mealybug attacks as well. Hence keep an eye for these pests and try to overcome them the earliest possible whenever you spot them.

How to propagate Echeveria Petra’s Perle

You could use their leaves to propagate them.

You may adhere to the same guidelines which you do when propagating other succulents. (I couldn’t find any detail on this / I assumed this and wrote hope it is correct).

Echeveria Petra’s Perle plant benefits

They are quite useful as indoor container plants.

Moreover, you may use these wonderful plants to grace your gardens as well. Moreover they would be great picks for ornamental plants as well.

Finally 

To wrap up, Echeveria Petra’s Perle would perform well if you supply them with the right amount of water as well as sunlight.

Apart from that a free draining soil mix would be helpful for the optimal growth of these plants.

As long as you provide these requirements, they will grow to their fullest potential and shine as beautiful plants.

Credit to : johnny A
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