Succulents With Purple Flowers

Echeveria Black Prince is one of the few slow and low-growing purple succulents that produces clumps of short rosettes. These rosettes are up to 3 inches (7.5cm) wide with thin, triangular and dark leaves. These leaves first emerge green, but when stressed with light, they darken to a deep lavender brown.Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Artemis’ has a neat pink to purple rosette with coppery undertones. It is lightly pubescent and has a white outline of cilia lining its leaves. The whole rosette turns a dark purple in winter.

What is a purple succulent called?
Graptopetalum superbum Graptopetalum superbum (also known as the Beautiful Graptopetalum) is a type of small evergreen succulent that forms tight, open rosettes that can grow up to 5 inches wide. Its leaves are thick and fleshy and range from lavender to pinkish purple.
It has lovely soft lilac to green leaves with flushes of pink when grown in bright light. Each year it can send up a tall bloom stalk with multiple bell-shaped, pink and yellow flowers.Sedeveria ‘Sorrento’ has bronze to coral foliage and a bright green center. Its most vibrant colors are seen when it grows in direct sun. The leaves are faceted with distinctive, light veins. Look for yellow blooms each summer.

Graptoveria Debbie’ is one of the few stunning purple succulents with dramatic foliage. This cultivar form in a tight clump of rosette made up of fleshy, lanceolate, frosty pink-purple leaves. Its rosettes grow to about 8 inches (20cm) in diameter.When received full sun, it displays amazing bright neon colors that make it an awesome statement to any garden or planter. In late summer or early fall, Echeveria Neon Breaker grows bright pink flowers on purple-ish stems.Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Mystique’ is a fairly large rosette with reddish-brown leaves and a hint of green at its center. Silvery cilia line the leaves and give a glowing effect to the rosette. This variety turns a near-black shade of purple in the winter. It thrives outdoors year-round and holds vibrant colors through the seasons. Anacampseros Rufescens is a perennial species of small growing purple succulents, which are excellent for indoor containers. The tops of its leaves are dark green, while the underside is a rich purple color. Echeveria ‘Cubic’ Frost is among gorgeous purple succulents that grow up to 8 inches (20cm) tall and 10 inches (25cm) wide, with cool lilac to pink lilac leaves. When happily stressed, the ‘Cubic Frost’ changes color to deep lavender.Its light color and beautiful rosette help it blend right in with floral arrangements. Over time, the rosette grows up on a slender stem. It is one of the most prolific succulents, making it very easy to propagate, making it the most popular echeveria.

Is Echeveria Rainbow rare?
Echeveria ‘Rainbow’ (Rare)
Its large rosette is made up of distinctive, wavy leaves that are upturned, pointy, symmetrical, and fleshy. Its leaves have a thick overlay of powdery wax, which protects the plant from direct sunlight. In the spring, the Echeveria ‘Cubic Frost’ produces beautiful orange and bell-shaped flowers.Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Miller’s Violet’ is a purple to burgundy rosette with a green center. As the days shorten in fall it takes on more blue tones and turns deep purple with a white outline in winter.

Purple is a beautiful color. It’s also the best color when it comes to succulents! There are so many different types of purple succulents, that you’ll never run out of options for your garden.Sempervivum ‘Killer’ is a lovely olive-green rosette that gets splashes of dark red to mahogany through the seasons. Its leaves are long and pointed and it produces new offsets on long stolons. This variety benefits from a partial shade and a gravel top-dressing between the soil and leaves.

What is a rainbow succulent?
-Echeveria Rainbow is a special imported succulent that is hybridized overseas. This hybrid is a variegated form of PVN ( Echeveria Pearle Von Nurnburg). Rainbow is know for its colorful pattern and hot pink colors. -This succulent is greenhouse-grown.
Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Hot Lips’ is a gorgeous dusty rose to purple with a touch of green at its base. A ciliated leaf margin makes for a nice highlight to this open, wide-leaved rosette. This cultivar turns a vibrant purple in winter and was bred from S. heuffelii ‘Chocoleto’.It grows around 4.0″ tall with short, semi-upright stems. ‘Jet Beads’ is often reluctant to bloom, but can produce yellow flowers in the summer months. Echeveria ‘Chroma’ is a sturdy rosette with psychedelic hues of blue-green, purple, and peach all swirled together. This variety has a very variable appearance depending on the light in which it’s grown. Each year it can send up a tall bloom stalk from which dangle yellow, bell-shaped flowers. Like most Echeverias, this particular cultivar, being dark burgundy, needs bright light. In the spring and summer, the Echeveria Agavoides ‘Romeo’ produces red flowers with yellow tips, slightly smaller than other Echeveria Agavoides species.Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ is a small evergreen succulent that forms a solitary rosette of fleshy, rounded, pointed, pastel gray leaves with purplish-pink highlights. The leaves are delicately dusted with a fine white powder (pruinose), which adds to the plant’s appeal.

Sempervivum ‘Duke of Windsor’ is a smaller, tufted rosette with densely packed leaves. Its colors shift between apple green and burgundy through the year. Each spring, it produces lots of new offsets and can develop into a tidy clump.
Sempervivum is comprised of one large rosette called the “hen” which sprouts many smaller rosettes around it called “chicks”. As the plants age, the “hen” may die out and be replaced by the “chicks”.Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Brocade’ is a deep burgundy rosette with a touch of green at its heart. This cultivar turns a deep purple in winter, offset by the glowing white margin that outlines its leaves.Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Inferno’ is a cultivar descended from S. heuffelii ‘Tan’. It’s a brilliant red rosette with a green heart that flushes purple in winter. ‘Inferno’ has a heavy silver fringe of cilia outlining its leaves and can grow quite large.Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ is an evergreen succulent with large rosettes (up to 16 inches or 40cm) of fleshy, powdery lavender-pink leaves with delicate bright pink edges.The Sedum Dasyphyllum ‘Lilac Mound’ makes a colorful outdoor choice of succulents. It produces small and white flowers with tiny black dots on the petals.

Sempervivum ‘Director Jacobs’ is a year-round favorite for color and form. It is an eye-catching red and has lots of cupped leaves. A heavy lining of long, white cilia give the rosette a frosty appearance. This variety closes into a ball and deepens to purple in winter. Bright sunlight will help it express its brightest pigments.
Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Beacon Hill’ (Fearnley) has a delightful purple bronze rosette that holds its color year-round. It is one of the purple succulents that can have a light green center and its leaves outlined in a bright white margin. It is one of the super hardy succulents and very drought tolerant. It thrives outdoors year-round and holds vibrant colors through the seasons.Graptopetalum ‘Superbum’ (common name: Beautiful Graptopetalum) is a small evergreen succulent that forms compact, open rosettes up to 5 inches (12 cm) wide. It has fleshy, thick, pale-gray lavender to pink leaves. The rosettes grow at the tips of ever-lengthening stems, that cascade beautifully over time.

What is a succulent that blooms?
For instance, Jade Plants (Crassula) bloom in the winter, Kalanchoe in summer, and Sedum anytime from spring to fall. The Cereus cactus only blooms at night while many Ice Plants (Delosperma) and mesembs open their flowers during the day and close them at night.
Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Bermuda’ is a sweet, color-changing rosette with glowing white margins. Through the seasons, it shifts between blue-green, pink, and purple tones. It turns fully purple in cold weather.

Echeveria ‘Dusty Rose’ is one of the purple succulents that form fast-growing rosettes of wide, powdery violet leaves. The beautiful color of these succulents only gets better with more sunlight! It offsets freely to form clusters up to 8 inches (20cm) in diameter. The flowers are orange in color.
Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Bora’ is a lovely red rosette with a lime green heart. Its colors deepen to a near-black shade of purple by fall and its leaves are fringed by long cilia.

What succulent has purple flowers?
Calandrinia grandiflora rises out of a rosette of succulent gray-green leaves. The long stems bear many buds on shorter stems which open sequentially into brilliant purple, poppy-like flowers, their centers filled with golden stamens.
Sedum Dasyphyllum ‘Lilac Mound’ is a small perennial succulent with blue-green and purple opposite leaves that blush lavender in full sun. It is a hardy ground cover species and has creeping stems forming shrubs.

In early spring, it produces star-shaped pale yellow flowers with red markings on their tips. Graptopetalum ‘Superbum’ is one of the purple succulents that make a perfect addition to hanging baskets, containers or for spilling over walls.
Echeveria haagai ‘Tolimanensis’ has a distinctive form for an Echeveria, with fleshier, upright leaves of deep purple to dove grey for a looser rosette look. It offsets freely and can grow quite tall while maintaining full leaf coverage on its stem.Sempervivum ‘Purple Beauty’ is a beautiful succulent that forms silvery pink semi-open rosettes with purple shading on its leaves. This succulent can show “watermarks” or wavy striations of natural farina wax.

Echeveria Agavoides ‘Romeo’ is the most distinctive among purple succulents that form clumps of compact rosettes up to 5 inches (12.5cm) tall and 11 inches (27.5cm) wide. Its leaves are grayish-purple with red edges. Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Red Heuff f/ Munich University’ is a large red and green rosette. It flushes a glossy, near-black shade of purple in winter, highlighted by silvery, ciliated leaf margins. Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Purple Haze’ is a lavender to pink rosette with a muted green base tone. Its leaves are lined in white, which really makes it stand out. Its colors tend to deepen in cooler seasons and lighten in the warmer months.

Sempervivum ‘Pacific Blue Ice’ is a stunning silvery blue cultivar that can flush pink to purple. It is a medium to large rosette with short cilia lining its leaves and rippling watermarks. Additionally, it is a solid, easy grower.Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’ is an evergreen succulent that forms large clumps of rosettes up to 12 inches (30cm) wide. It has broad, waxy, pearly bronze leaves with shades of pink. Depending on the time of year and growing conditions, the rosettes may blend shades of blue, teal, salmon, coral or yellow.

Echeveria ‘Orion’ is a silvery blue rosette that flushes pink to purple when grown in bright sunlight. It is a fairly wide, low rosette with lots of round, slightly cupped leaves. Echeveria ‘Orion’ is a hybrid of E. lilacina x E. pulidonis.
The 3 criteria that affect the production of anthocyanins and carotenoids in succulents are light, water, and temperature. To induce a succulent to produce anthocyanins or carotenoid (hence a colorful appearance), you need to ‘stress’ the succulent. This can be done by adjusting the following conditions:

Why do purple succulents turn green?
If they are indoors near a windowsill or a shady area that doesn’t provide them with enough sunlight, they conserve their energy by turning green. If they get just enough sun they will not stretch, but will lose their color.
When stressing a succulent out, bear in mind to not make sudden changes and only change one variable at a time. For example, do not increase the light exposure and reduce watering at the same time. It is better to allow the succulent to adjust to its condition before changing another variable. That way, you can stress the succulents beautifully without damaging them.Succulent plants are generally green in color by nature. However, under the right circumstances, some of those green succulents will produce anthocyanins (pigments) which give them their red, blue or purple color.

Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Notah’ is one of the gorgeous purple succulents with the coloration of jade green with a pink to lavender blush. Its leaf margins are highlighted with a bright white outline. This cultivar is particularly fun to watch as it changes colors through the seasons.
This variety has opposite, narrow leaves that reach 3.0″ to 6.0″ long with margins that bear young plantlets. It is aggressively prolific and will choke out other plants around it. All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested.Kalanchoe x houghtonii is a bryophyllum type Kalanchoe that’s a hybrid of K. daigremontiana x K. delagoensis and ‘Mother of Thousands’, both being purple succulents as well.

Chick Charms® Plum Parfait™ (also known as S. ‘Prairie Sunset’) has tones of pink and gold mix for a lovely warm appearance. This cultivar can show distinctive “watermarks” or wavy lines from its coating of natural wax. Cold temperatures bring out more purple tones.
The flowers are pale yellow with red-orange centers and appear in summer on up to 2 feet (60cm) long, arching stems. ‘Fred Ives’ offsets readily and will eventually create a nice flower carpet. It is one of the purple succulents that are highly valued for its amazing color and beauty.Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’ has small, pointed leaves with color tones of dark copper, green, burgundy, and black. Its coloration can darken in cool weather (around 40F). These colors contrast nicely in arrangements with the more common succulent pastels.When a succulent changes color to red, blue or purple, it is actually producing anthocyanins. Meanwhile, when a succulent changes color to yellow, orange or red, it is actually producing carotenoids. The concept is similar to how the human skin produces melanin and changes color (a process called tanning).

Graptoveria ‘Araluen Gem’ (also known as ‘Aphrodite’) is a stunning, intergeneric hybrid that is a cross of Graptopetalum paraguayense x Echeveria purpusorum, both of which are also purple succulents.

This variety grows a tall bloom stalk each summer from which hang numerous orange to yellow bell-shaped flowers. It has a high success rate for propagation from both offsets, leaves, and stem cuttings.It grows on a short stout stem and displays deep orange-red flowers that emerge either from below lower leaves or sometimes as the terminal flower stem. Sempervivum ‘Thunder’ has a distinctive form and color. It is a wide, open rosette with silvery green leaves tinged a rosy pink. This velvety cultivar turns a deep lavender in winter and in spring it produces offsets of long, hot pink stolons. Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Violet’ is a wonderful blush red rosette that deepens to purple as winter approaches. It shows just a trace of blue-green at base and has a bright white margin outlining the leaves.In cooler temperatures, the plant’s color becomes more intense, turning into a deeper purple. The rosettes offsets easily to form dense clumps. In the spring, the Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ produces small, apricot flowers.Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Gild’ is a nice, clumping rosette that shows a range of reddish tones through the seasons. Summer sun lightens the leaves to a coral pink and shorter, colder days cause them to deepen to royal purple.

What is a creeping succulent with tiny purple flowers?
Delosperma cooperi (Purple Ice Plant) is a mat-forming succulent with trailing stems, needle-like leaves, and daisy-like flowers. CachedSimilar
Sedeveria Lilac Mist is a recent hybrid cultivar. It gets its name from its color, which is grayish-green with a lilac blush. The shape of the plant is a rosette, with nice fat leaves. It grows compact with a chunky shape.Lack of water will cause succulents to stress, thus producing more anthocyanins and carotenoids. However, this needs to be done gradually as sudden deprivation of water can cause a succulent to wilt. This should be done by slowly reducing the frequency of watering without the succulent showing any signs of wilting.

Providing enough sunlight will cause succulents to stress and produce more anthocyanins and carotenoids. The more light they receive, the more vibrant their colors will be. Do be careful, however not to provide too much light that they get burns.Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’ is a dense and perennial succulent with raspberry-red leaves that turn purple-red when mature. Its leaves are cobwebbed little white hairs. The rosette can grow quite large and form a dense, impressive cluster.

Plants can be divided easily at any time by pulling up some of the “chicks” and replanting them elsewhere. Although they will grow nearly anywhere, these prefer the good drainage conditions found in sunny rock gardens or walls.
The green gives way to red when it is happily stressed. Another distinction is the long-growing white hairs of their stem. It has purple flowers with yellow stamens.Still, there are some options. No matter what climate you live in, you can find these gorgeous cacti and succulents that bloom each year with minimal care. Simply pot your favorite species with some well-draining potting soil and provide it with the right type of sunlight and watering schedule. Before moving it outdoors, however, do check your local USDA hardiness zone to make sure it won’t die from exposure to the wrong climate. In this article, we’ve compiled 15 purple-blooming succulents and cacti that will not disappoint. Take a look at all of these options and consider trying out your preferred plant for an explosion of purple during its blooming season.

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EXTREME WEATHER NOTICE: The Next Gardener reserves the right to hold shipments during storms or periods of extreme heat or cold. This is to ensure your plant does not suffer while it is in transit. I bought one rainbow less then a month ago and it died. So I bought another one and it’s barely hanging in there. It’s such a beautiful Echeveria. I really want it to live. I’m hoping. In general, it takes 3 to 10 days for plants to arrive after you place your order. All orders will be shipped out 48 hours after you place them. We ship the orders on work days(from Monday to Saturday) and all year round. In normal conditions, it will take 3-10 days for you to receive the package. Estimated shipping times are offered as needed. Echeveria’ Rainbow’, also known as Echeveria’ West Rainbow’, is the variant of Echeveria’ Perle Von Nürnberg’. With sharp tips, its inverted-oval foliage constitutes a compact rosette. The variable color of the succulent is regarded as its unique characteristic; it will turn pink from the plant’s heart to the edge when the sunshine is fully provided, and the temperature rises. And Echeveria ‘Rainbow’ will feature purple and green to different extents if given the converse sunlight and heat condition. This change is a pathology for Echeveria’ Perle Von Nürnberg’, which makes the succulent lose chlorophyll, and unable to finish photosynthesis. The disease brings its susceptibility, leading to high standards of temperature, watering, and sunlight. But its rare appearing probability makes it a real collection for succulent fanatics. This small plant has a tendency to grow low compared to other succulents. The pointed violet leaves are covered in soft hairs that are arranged around the stems, which are thick and segmented.

When mature, the plant produces flowers throughout the year, especially during summer. Keep this plant indoors if you plan to grow it in areas that experience cold weather. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to,,, or amazon.comSedum plants generally require light pruning to remove dead parts. Other than that, homeowners should feel confident that their plants will thrive under minimal care.

Is Purple Queen a succulent?
Their dark purple stems are bare and at the top is a rosette of very dark purple leaves that are nearly black. These attractive succulents have long leaves about 3-4″” with a light green tight rosette center where a long stem of yellow blooms forms in the summertime.
However, you will need to place them in areas that have full sun exposure of at least 6 hours to encourage the plants to bloom. Typically, the flowers come up early May until late June.Young Sedeveria ‘Lilac Mist’ plants require a lot of warmth, sun, and some irregular watering in well-draining soil. Once established, the succulent will need only minimal care.

Purple succulent specimens are great plants when you are looking for a bit of mystery and magic in your garden. Plus, they are easy to grow so you can leave them alone for some time.This succulent plant has a clump-forming growth habit, producing rosettes up to 3 inches across. The rosettes do not have stems but possess thick, fleshy spooned leaves with pointed tips.

The leaves turn purplish-red when exposed to full sun. In the summer, purple blossoms come out to attract beneficial insects, such as butterflies and bees.
This plant has very attractive leaves with pink tips and silver-blue leaves. These colors become more vibrant and obvious when grown under the full sun.This succulent grows quite slowly, taking 2 to 5 years to reach maturity. Once it reaches maturity, it begins to produce flowers in shades of white, yellow, purplish pink, and red.

When exposed to full sun, these leaves turn into a delightful pastel lilac shade. In the summer, this plant produces purple-colored flowers that entertain beneficial insects and pollinators.
However, if you are looking for Sedum purple flowers, try the Purple Emperor. To make things even more dramatic, try growing Sedum with Senecio jacobsenii or Senecio herreanus.

However, it grows very slowly so it is ideal for people who do not have much time to care for plants. It tolerates drought extremely well, and will thrive as long as it is watered sparingly in well-draining soils.
However, cold weather can also cause the plant to develop an attractive shade of purple. The flowers that come out during summer are in purple colors with some peach tones.The plant grows up to 3 to 6 inches with a mature spread of 2 feet wide. When in flower, it can cover an area with vibrant blooms. During the non-flowering seasons, the plant covers the ground with its rich foliage. The attractive foliage is made up of tight clusters of fleshy pointed leaves with purplish-pink tips. The shoots tend to develop quickly while multiplying rapidly. This means that it requires watering more often than other succulents. It is commonly known as the Purple Heart due to its dainty pink and purple blossoms that pop out from its center. It is better when grown in containers, as it can easily become invasive when allowed to grow uncontrollably.This low-growing succulent is ideal for warm climates as it is native to the Mediterranean regions. The creeping stems of the plant produce short round leaves in cool mint green colors.

If you live in areas where the environment is conducive to its growth, keep the succulent in containers and hanging baskets. You can also pair them with other succulents, such as the Red Carpet.
This succulent comes in a very attractive foliage color in deep raspberry shades. It tends to grow as clumps, which can be very attractive when fully mature.The succulent has foliage in the shape of seashells, with bold plum colors. Each stem of the succulent has several long white hairs. The succulent plant tends to cluster as it matures, producing offsets as it gets older. Being one of the low-maintenance succulents, this plant does not require special care. In fact, you can leave it alone as long as it receives its required amounts of sunlight and infrequent watering. The attractive flowers come in shades of pink and purple. Native to parts of Northern California, this plant can also be easily grown in Southern California. Each flower is about an inch to less than two inches across.

Slow-growing and clumping, this purple succulent grows up to 6 inches when mature. Commonly referred to as the Sand Rose, this succulent is ideally grown in full sun to bring out its rich burgundy colors.
While it tolerates a bit of cold, it can easily perish when the temperatures are too low. It is best to keep this plant indoors during the winter months.The mature leaves come in a rainbow of colors, while the young foliage tends to be in shades of green. When exposed to the sun, the colors become more vibrant.

This plant is usually kept as a houseplant, where temperatures indoors are monitored. Under the right conditions, this succulent can begin producing purple blossoms at the onset of summer.
When pruning, remember to wear protective gloves, goggles, and clothing. The sap that the plant excretes can result in skin irritations in some people.

These plants need sunlight, and providing them with early morning sun and afternoon shade is the ideal situation you want to provide them. If they are indoors near a windowsill or a shady area that doesn’t provide them with enough sunlight, they conserve their energy by turning green. If they get just enough sun they will not stretch, but will lose their color. For more information on caring for succulents indoor click here.
Perfectly watered succulents will almost always lose their color and revert to a plain green. If you are looking for color, consider not watering it so often. If you water once a week and the result is green leaves and foliage, test out watering it every 2 weeks. Not watering a succulent that you know has the potential to be colorful usually leads to a vibrant margin, tip or foliage.Succulent plants will often change their color because of stress. Stress sounds bad, but it is perfectly normal and encouraged if you want that color to pop. Succulents change colors because of 3 variables: Water, Sunlight, and Temperature.

Temperature plays such a significant role in the color of your tiny but mighty plants. Pink varieties are a great example of this. In the dead of Winter in Southern California, the pink varieties we have are amazing. When temperatures drop below 70 but stay above 40 degrees for an extended period of time, the pink and red intensify because of “stress.” In Spring, when the weather begins to warm, the colors are less intense. In the Summer months, the foliage looks doesn’t pop in color as much.
Ordering succulents online is a great example of this: You order colorful succulents online, they ship to you in a dark box for a few days, you open the box when they arrive it may just look like a pack of green plants. This is perfectly normal, and the solution is sunlight. If you want your succulents to reach their vibrant color potential, simply increase the amount the direct sunlight they get in the morning. Morning sunlight is not as intense as afternoon sunlight so they will not scorch the plant.

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-‘Bare roots’ simply means there is none or very little soil on the roots of the succulent. This is to prevent rotting when shipping, and to prevent the succulent getting damaged in the shipping process.
-This succulent is shipped ‘bare roots’ and wrapped in protective tissue paper. This succulent specifically has minimal roots as it has just arrived from overseas.Although it’s more common to see these cacti in the wild, you can grow them as decorations. They are popular plants in rock gardens. When growing beavertail cactus outside, it’s best to grow it in USDA hardiness zone 8 and up. These plants grow quickly, so while you can grow them in containers, it’s best to choose a large size. If you live in a zone where the temperature drops below freezing, in winter, you may need to bring your beavertail prickly pear cactus indoors.

On the outer edges of the pads, large bright yellow flowers develop and bloom in spring and summer. From these vibrant flowers, we get small edible purple fruits. This decorative cactus is a favorite for many gardeners in the southwest. It adds a pop of color to your backyard and doesn’t require a lot of care!
Another purple cactus on our list is the beavertail prickly pear. Its scientific name is Opuntia basilaris, but this cactus is also known as the beavertail cactus. This plant is native to the southwest United States and northwest Mexico. The beavertail prickly pear cactus grows in hot deserts like the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert, however, it also naturally occurs throughout the Grand Canyon.There are about three subspecies of the Chihuahuan fishhook cactus. They vary in color and size but may be hard to distinguish. Chihuahuan fishhook cacti are short. They have hooked radial spines, that resemble fishhooks. The flowers are vibrant and showy and range in color. They can be dull pink to dark red, or brownish purple to almost black.

Cacti come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. These beautiful succulents are impressive and can grow anywhere, including cool mountains and scorching hot deserts. While many people picture large and tall cacti, these plants can look very different! For instance, not all cacti are green and tall. Some cacti are thin and short. Others are vibrant colors and produce many flowers. Gardeners and cacti enthusiasts love collecting and caring for purple cacti. Follow along to learn about 5 types of purple cacti and their unique traits!Like other cacti, the old lady cactus likes company. It often grows in groups and duplicates quickly. If you decide to grow this stunning cactus, make sure to buy a container large enough. They grow quickly in groups and can die or become stressed if overcrowded. It’s also important you water the cactus as little as possible. These lovely cacti are sun-loving plants that commonly suffer from root rot. Only water your old lady cacti if the soil is completely dry. When you do water your plant, the water must seep through evenly. If there isn’t enough drainage, the roots can drown. The old lady cactus belongs to the family Cactaceae. This stunning cactus has many white down and white spines. Its flowers bloom in spring and summer and sometimes wrap around the plant’s thick stem. This cactus can reach about 10 inches tall but usually stops growing between 4 to 5 inches. It’s also a wide plant, typically growing up to 5 inches wide. This small to medium-sized cactus produces vibrant pink and purple flowers. The cactus typically reaches between 2.8 to 15.7 inches tall. The fleshy flattened pads throughout the plant vary in color but are sometimes blue-green or blue-purple.If you choose to grow this stunning cactus, know that it requires at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. The purple prickly pear cactus is easy to grow. It’s low maintenance and only requires watering when the soil is dry.

This cactus is a great container-friendly plant. The flowers are showy and it’s low-maintenance. If you choose to grow this showy cactus, use sandy cactus soil with many minerals. This plant is adapted to dry soil and is cold-hardy. These plants grow slowly and are vulnerable to root rot. A Chihuahuan fishhook cactus may stay in the same container for years. This plant also attracts birds with its edible fruits. If you wish to grow your very own Santa Rita prickly pear cactus, it’s best to grow it in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 11. Another purple cactus on our list is the Santa Rita prickly pear. This beautiful plant stands upright. It resembles a shrub and is best known for its colorful pads. Interestingly, this stunning cactus isn’t always purple. Instead, the pads turn purple during winter as a reaction to the dropping temperature. When the weather is warm again, the pads turn back to blue-grey.

What is a ghost succulent called?
Graptopetalum paraguayense The Graptopetalum paraguayense is called the ghost plant because of the residue on the leaves making it look like a ghost.
The Santa Rita prickly pear cactus grows about 6 to 8 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide. However, most Santa Rita prickly pear cacti grow between 2 to 5 feet tall. It needs about 6 hours of direct light, but can still grow under partial shade. Watering should be limited. You only need to water about twice a month during hot summers and once a month in winter. This showy cactus performs well in gardens and urban areas. It’s disease and drought resistant, but can’t handle below-freezing temperatures.Purple prickly pear cacti can grow up to 3 feet tall, but they usually stop growing at about 1 to 2 feet. While this cactus is purple, the shade varies. For instance, it’s most purple at the edges of the pad. These plants appear more purple when stressed or exposed to the cold.

Last but not least is the Chihuahuan fishhook cactus. It’s native to the southwest United States and northern Mexico. You can find this gorgeous succulent in New Mexico and Texas. Its scientific name is Sclerocactus uncinatus, but it was previously called Glandulicactus uncinatus. This cactus has many nicknames, including the Turk’s head cactus, brown-flowered hedgehog cactus, and catclaw cactus.
One of the most popular types of purple cacti is the old lady cactus. Its scientific name is Mammillaria hahniana. This beautiful flowering cactus isn’t entirely purple, but it produces small pink and purple flowers. This cactus is native to central Mexico but is a common container garden plant. It grows well indoors and outdoors with a strong light source. Purple prickly pear cacti spread wide and produce stunning large colorful yellow and red flowers. The plant also has delicious dark red fruits. While these plants spread wide, they are slow growers. They also live in many habitats including sandy desert flats, rocky hills, and valley grasslands. One of the best parts about having your own beavertail prickly pear cactus is that propagation is super easy. Just take one of the pads and set it aside until it grows a callus. Then plant it into a container with soil.

What is the name of the cactus with purple flowers?
One of the most popular types of purple cacti is the old lady cactus. Its scientific name is Mammillaria hahniana. This beautiful flowering cactus isn’t entirely purple, but it produces small pink and purple flowers. This cactus is native to central Mexico but is a common container garden plant.
The purple prickly pear cactus is one of the most well-known cactus plants in the world. The scientific name for this cactus is Opuntia macrocentra. It’s also commonly referred to as the long-spined purplish prickly pear, black-spined prickly pear, and redeye prickly pear. This beautiful cactus is native to the southwest United States and northwest Mexico. You can find these plants in states like Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Purple cacti are rare and this unique cactus develops a purplish stem.

This hardy plant stands temperatures down to −10°C. If it is sheltered from rain and too much humidity, it is easy to grow in temperate climates. It is readily propagated by cutting leaves or stems. It supports both full sun and partial shade. Watering should be avoided in the event of excessive heat. It is often used as an ornamental plant in gardens.
Graptopetalum paraguayense is a species of succulent plant in the jade plant family, Crassulaceae, that is native to Tamaulipas, Mexico. Common names include mother-of-pearl-plant and ghost plant. This is not to be confused with Monotropa uniflora which is also referred to as the “Ghost plant”. G. paraguayense has white flowers which have a form of a star. The Graptopetalum paraguayense is called the ghost plant because of the residue on the leaves making it look like a ghost. The plant has a spreading and creeping habit that reaches 20 cm high by 60 cm wide. Its appearance may vary depending on the soil and the exposure. The hanging rod can reach up to 2 m in length and a thickness of 2 cm. Green to light grey leaves can be up to 7 cm long and 3 cm wide. Thick and fleshy, they are arranged in a spiral around the stem and are very easily detached from the rosette, that is why this plant has been nicknamed “porcelain succulent”. Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ is a beautiful purple succulent with dramatic foliage. It grows in a clump of rosettes that are fleshy, lanceolate, and have a frosty pink-purple hue. In cooler temperatures, the plant’s color intensifies to a deeper shade of purple. The rosettes easily propagate, creating a dense cluster. During springtime, Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ produces small apricot flowers.

Echeveria haagai ‘Tolimanensis’ is a type of purple succulent that has thicker, more upright leaves that range from deep purple to dove gray, giving it a less compact rosette shape. It produces plenty of small offshoots and can grow tall while maintaining its full leaf coverage. Every summer, it will send up a tall stalk with a multitude of orange-yellow bell-shaped flowers. It is also quite easy to propagate from stem cuttings or offsets.
You can also find purple succulents at local nurseries and greenhouses in your area. However, the selection may be more limited than what you can find online. If you have a favorite local nursery or greenhouse that offers these plants, it’s worth checking out their selection! Finally, if none of these options work for you, consider joining a gardening forum or starting an online search for rare types of succulents – you never know what treasures might await!