Flat, dark, large leaves...purplish tips.

by Edina
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Help. I have looked online but there are so many and I wanted to get a definitive answer. This is a huge fellow the nursery said took 10 years to get this big. Flat large leaves which are dark green with some tint on the edges.

Hi Edina, that looks to me to be some type of Echeveria, most likely Echeveria Perle von Nurberg or other variety with some potosina blood in it.

These are all gorgeous, if well cared for - ie; by allowing to dry out periodically before a thorough watering, having them in bright light (not full sun in the afternoon) and the occasional fertilizing with compost tea or other very weak fertilizer.

In time, they tend to get very leggy and then it's time to behead them and start a new plant - don't worry, it's not hard, just follow the directions here: pruning succulent plants. You can also find out more about how to grow Echeveria here.

Best of luck with one of my favorite Echeveria!

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