Purple succulents bring beautiful color, shape and life to your home. There are many different types of purple succulents in different hues and a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
They are quite unique in appearance and are often grown for their ornamental value.
Like succulents of any color, purple succulents are relatively easy to care for. Most prefer bright light from either full sun or partial shade. Plus, well-drained soil. Their color often deepens with exposure to light. They can appear greener when grown in lower light conditions and become more vivid purple when exposed to stronger light.
As with most succulents, they are sensitive to overwatering and watering should be done sparingly. Too much moisture can lead to root rot and other problems. However, with proper care, these plants can provide years of beauty in the home or garden.
If you are looking for a purple succulent to add to your collection, check out the varieties listed below. With so many choices available, we’re sure you will find one that is just perfect for you.
Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop, Black Rose
Commonly known as Black Rose, Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop is a striking succulent plant with glossy leaves that are a deep purple-black color. The plant grows in a rosette shape, with leaves arranged in a circular pattern around a central stem. The center of the rosette is a vivid green which balances beautifully with the dark purple outer leaves.
This plant is native to the Canary Islands, and it has become a popular houseplant and garden plant in many parts of the world due to its easy care requirements and striking visual appeal.
Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop can grow up to 3 feet tall and wide in ideal conditions. The plant produces small, yellow flowers on tall stalks in the summer.
This plant thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil. It is also drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for gardeners who live in dry, arid climates. It is hardy to temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Echeveria Purple Pearl
Echeveria Purple Pearl is a stunning succulent plant that features a rosette of thick, fleshy leaves in a striking shade of lilac with pink edges.
Echeveria Purple Pearl is a relatively small plant growing to a height and width of up to 6 inches. It blooms small, bell-shaped flowers that are pink or orange in color and grow on tall, thin stalks.
This plant is easy to care for. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil. It is drought-tolerant and can survive in hot, arid environments.
Echeveria Cubic Frost
Echeveria Cubic Frost is a beautiful and unique succulent plant. It has unusual leaves that form a v-shape, with the plant growing in a circular rosette. The leaves have a lavender tinge covered in a powdery coating, giving them a frosty appearance.
It can grow to around 8-10 inches tall and blooms with orange, bell-shaped flowers on thin stalks.
It is easy to care for; it requires bright light to produce its purple color and is drought-tolerant.
Echeveria Haagai Tolimanensis
This gorgeous variety of echeveria features rich purple leaves that have a blueish tinge. Echeveria haagai ‘Tolimanensis’ is a drought-tolerant plant that is perfect for those who want to add a bit of greenery to their home without worrying about watering too often.
This low-maintenance plant can be placed in direct sunlight or in bright, indirect light and only needs to be watered once every few weeks.
Sedum Dasyphyllum Lilac Mound
Sedum dasyphyllum ‘Lilac Mound’ is a purple-leaved succulent that makes an excellent groundcover or hanging plant.
The leaves are thick and fleshy, with a scalloped edge. The flowers are white and grow in clusters in summer. This plant is easy to grow and care for, making it a great choice for beginners.
Sedum dasyphyllum ‘Lilac Mound’ prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is tolerant of drought and salt spray, making it an ideal plant for coastal gardens.
Sempervivum Heuffelii Notah
This beautiful purple succulent is a variety of Sempervivum. Sempervivum heuffelii Notah is native to the mountains of central and southern Europe.
It has jade green leaves with a lavender blush that deepens in intensity when the plant is placed in brighter light. They are fleshy and have a powdery coating that helps protect the plant from too much sun and helps it retain water.
This plant is relatively easy to care for and makes a great addition to any succulent collection. It is drought-tolerant and does not need a lot of water.
Sempervivum Heuffelii Purple Haze
Also known as Job’s Beard, Sempervivum Heuffelii Purple Haze has beautiful maroon-purple leaves with a white-outline that enhances the rich color of the leaves.
It is an easy-care plant that needs little water or attention.
The Calico Kitten plant is a pretty succulent with fleshy, variegated (multi-colored) leaves that are green and cream in color, with additional hues of pink or purple if growing in brighter light. The leaves are arranged in a rosette pattern and grow up to 1 inch in length. The plant can grow up to 6 inches in height and spread up to 12 inches. Its leaves will cascade, making it well suited to a hanging basket. It has small, star-shaped white flowers in late spring.
Native to South Africa, the Crassula Pellucida ‘Variegata’ is also known as Crassula Marginalis Rubra ‘Variegata’. Its common name Calico Kitten comes from the variegation on its leaves that is likened to the colorful fur of a calico cat (although we can’t see it ourselves!)
It’s a relatively low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plant that doesn’t require much watering.
Sempervivum Raspberry Ice
Raspberry Ice is a beautiful purple succulent that is perfect for adding color and interest to your home or garden.
This hardy plant is easy to care for and can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. Raspberry Ice is an excellent choice for beginners or those looking for a low-maintenance plant.
This succulent has thick, fleshy leaves that are a deep purple color. The leaves are arranged in a rosette pattern and can grow up to 6 inches in diameter. The stems of this plant are short and stubby, which helps to support the heavy leaves.
Raspberry Ice is native to Europe and Asia Minor. This plant can be found growing in rocky areas or on the edges of forests. Raspberry Ice is also a popular choice for cultivated gardens and landscapes.
In addition to Raspberry Ice, Sempervivum has other fruity-sounding varieties with purple hues, such as Sempervivum ‘Strawberry Fields’ and Sempervivum ‘Cherry Frost’.
Graptopetalum Superbum is a purple-flowered succulent that is native to Mexico. It is a member of the Crassulaceae family and is closely related to Graptopetalum amethystinum (which is also purple and known as Lavender Pebbles).
The flowers of this plant are borne on thin, flexible stems that can reach up to 1 foot in length. The blooms themselves are cup-shaped and range in color from deep purple to lavender.
This plant is relatively easy to grow and requires little maintenance. It prefers well-drained soil.
It is also tolerant of drought and can withstand periods of neglect. However, it does require some afternoon shade in hot climates.
Sedeveria Lilac Mist
Sedeveria ‘Lilac Mist’ is a beautiful, low-growing succulent that forms rosettes of plump, purple leaves. This plant is easy to grow and care for, making it a great choice for beginners.
Sedeveria ‘Lilac Mist’ grows best in full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate shade, but the leaves will become greener rather than purple.
The soil should be well-draining, as this plant does not like to sit in wet soil.
This succulent is tolerant of a wide range of temperatures, from hot summers to cold winters. It can even handle some frost, making it a good choice for gardeners in colder climates. Sedeveria ‘Lilac Mist’ is also relatively low-maintenance, only needing to be repotted every few years.
Lithops Optica Rubra
Lithops Optical Rubra is part of the living stones family, a group of small, rock-like succulents.
The plant grows close to the ground, with two thick, fleshy leaves that are a vibrant purple-red color. When mature, it sprouts a white daisy-like flower from its center.
Lithops Optical Rubra is a slow-growing plant that typically only reaches a height of 1-2 inches. The plant prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. It is drought-tolerant and can survive in hot, arid environments.
Choosing A Purple Succulent For Your Home or Garden
As you can see, there is an enormous variety of succulents in glorious shades of purple. We give you just a taste of purple succulent varieties. There are many more, particularly in varieties of echeveria and sempervivum.
They vary in tone – some edging towards blue, others more pink or red; while other varieties have leaves that are green tinged with purple. Not to mention different shapes and sizes. We love the unique structural elegance of Echeveria Cubic Frost, for example.
With so many beautiful varieties to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits your personal style.
Remember, succulents are low-maintenance plants that are drought tolerant, so they’re perfect for those who want an easy gardening experience. And with their vibrant colors, they’ll add some pizzazz to any indoor or outdoor space.