Wherever you live in the world, you can easily make your indoor spaces more ‘warm’, colorful and attractive using succulents. This is because succulents are available in many colorful and beautiful varieties that can make any window sill, table or wall much more attractive to look at.
The best thing about succulents is that they are low maintenance plants; they do not need frequent watering and fertilizing to stay vibrant. This means you can grow them even if you are the forgetful type.
Most succulents look green every day of the year. However, many species can develop colorful flowers if regularly exposed to bright sunlight. And once they blossom, they need to be continuously exposed to the sun to maintain their bright colors.
In this article, I will share with you 10 great succulent species that produce beautiful purple flowers. The flowers are in different shades of purple and all looking amazing. It is my hope that these flowers will inspire you to make your indoors or your garden more warm and attractive.
10 Best Succulents with Purple Flowers
1. Grapotveria ‘Debbi’
This is one of the most beautiful succulent plants the world has ever seen! It is basically a stunning combination of Echevaria and Graptopetalum.
In terms of appearance, it has dramatic foliage that looks amazing.
Graptoveria ‘Debbi’ is a plant that is known for developing shoots quickly and multiplying fast and easily by itself. You simply need to water it occasionally and it will multiply by itself.
Generally, Graptoveria ‘Debbi’ has pale green foliage. Nevertheless, they slowly turn purple when they are frequently exposed to the sun. This is the reason why it is recommended they are grown or displayed on south-facing window sills.
So if you want to make sure this plant turns purple, set it somewhere where it gets maximum sunlight daily.
2. Graptoveria ‘Bashful’
This particular succulent is also a hybrid of Echevaria and Graptopetalum. In terms of appearance, it a beautiful dwarf succulent without a stem but with thick spooned leaves that have point leaves.
When this succulent is situated in an area where it receives good direct sunlight frequently, its greenish leaves change color to purple –fuchsia. Therefore, if you get one, two or more of this succulent for your home, make sure it gets good sunlight to make them look good.
While this succulent is quite attractive and also perfect for beautifying outdoor spaces, it cannot survive winter outdoors. Hence if you plant Graptoveria Bashful outdoors, you will need to move the succulent indoors before the first frost date.
3. Pachyveria Powder Puff
In my opinion, this is the most attractive purple flower succulent in the world! It is essentially a small succulent that grows best in tiny planting pots.
With regard to appearance, it looks like a small shrub. Its maximum height is 15 centimeters.
The most unique and amazing thing about this succulent is the color of its leaves when they mature. They look powdery sky-blue and green at the same time. You won’t believe how attractive this plant looks until you see it with your own eyes.
When the leaves are exposed to cold weather or too much sunlight, they develop an equally attractive violet undertone.
In summer, Pachyveria Powder Puff flowers appear. They are peachy purple in color. When the flowers appear, you have to protect the succulents from extreme afternoon summer heat using a cover.
In winter, this particular plant often requires more frequent watering. It also requires transfer indoors if planted or situated outside.
4. Echeveria Taurus
This particular succulent looks fantastic on windowsills. It is compact and evergreen. The best thing about this succulent are its plum-colored leaves that are quite dark at the tips. The leaves look amazing and only keep their color when the succulent is receiving the full sun.
Compared to other succulents on this list, this one often grows very wide. This may make it unattractive for some spaces. So have this fact in mind when considering this succulent.
The active growing season for this plant is between early May and late June. Echeveria Taurus’s purple flowers appear in summer.
5. Ghost Echeveria
Ghost Echeveria is also known as Echevaria Lilacina. It is one of the prettiest flowers you can have in your home or office space.
The succulent, which is of Mexican origin, develop silver-grey rosettes with pink edges when they regularly get the sun. The silver-grey appearance of the plant is the reason why it is referred to as Ghost Echeveria.
The rosettes of this plant look very symmetrical. So if you like shapes, geometry, and engineering, you will definitely love how this Echeveria succulent looks like.
6. Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg
Like the above-mentioned Echeveria Taurus succulent, this one also looks very attractive on windowsills, granite counters, walls, and other indoor spaces.
The best thing about this succulent is that it develops beautiful purple flowers when it gets good sunlight regularly.
This Echeveria looks compact and rosette-like in shape and grows about 15 cm wide.
7. Sempervivum ‘Raspberry ice’
As per several reliable publications, Sempervivum plants are extremely resilient. Therefore, if you leave in a place where farming is difficult or impossible without a lot of improvisation, it is the purple flower succulent you should go for. It will grow very easily everywhere even in poor soils.
Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’ is also known to be resistant to disease and pests.
During summer, this succulent usually develops very beautiful and colorful purple flowers that attract butterflies and bees. So if you want to see beautiful butterflies in your garden during the summer, you should consider these succulents.
8. Sedum Dasyphyllum
This succulent also goes by the name Corsican Stonecrop. It is native to the Mediterranean region.
This low-growing succulent has mint-green leaves that turn lilac purple when in full sun. If for some reason you do not like succulents with pointy leaves, you will love the Corsican Stonecrop because its leaves are short and rounded. The plant’s pink-white/ purple flowers usually appear between June and July.
It is important to note that this is more of an outdoor than an indoor plant when actively considering it.
9. Echeveria Black Prince
The Echeveria Black Prince has leaves with a very dramatic appearance. The leaves are darkish hence the name Black Prince. They are also fleshy and spoon-shaped, and they are not compact like the leaves of other Echeverias.
Just like other Echeverias, Echeveria looks most attractive when it is regularly exposed to the sun. Therefore, if you are gardening and you need dark succulents in between lighter ones, this Echeveria is one of the best to use.
10. Tradescantia Pallida
This succulent is one of the most popular ground-covering plants. It is a low-growing succulent that is resilient and can withstand hot conditions. However, it cannot withstand cold weather. Therefore, only grow it in places like Southern California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, and the likes because it can only thrive in such spaces.
This plant’s leaves look sword-like and dark green in color and they appear around its stem.
During summer or when constantly exposed to full sun, the leaves take on a purple color that looks amazing in contrast to its pale flowers.
This is one of the best succulents to grow.
Caring For Succulents
Succulent plants do not need a lot of care, unlike many popular houseplants. This is the reason why they are increasingly becoming popular. When I say succulents do not need a lot of care, it does not mean they do not need water and occasional fertilizing. It just means that you can forget to water them and they will not die or look like they need rescuing and emergency care.
Succulents generally do not need a lot of water because they are desert plants adapted to living without plenty of water. One of the adaptations that makes them survive dry environments are their thick and protected leaves that they use to store water for future use.
With the above said, there are still some things you need to do to protect and make sure any succulents you plant thrive and blossom. Below are the most important things you need to do.
You should make sure whatever succulent you bring to your home gets maximum direct sunlight daily. If you do this, the plant will have intense leaves. Moreover, when the plant blossoms, it flower or flowers will be very vibrant and intense.
To make sure your succulent receives enough bright sunlight, you should situate it on a window sill that is facing south. This will ensure it receives bright sunlight if you are living north of the equator.
In case you live somewhere where you do not get enough sunlight throughout the year, you should purchase and utilize grow lamps.
However, while it is important to ensure your succulent receives maximum sunlight, you should make sure you protect it using a cover during summer. Because too much bright sunlight during summer can destroy your succulent’s leaves permanently.
Succulents can survive long periods without water or moisture in the soil. This is the reason why they are low maintenance plants that do not need frequent watering. Nevertheless, while they do not need frequent watering, they do need some water to survive. Therefore, water the soil they are in properly every once in a while. After watering them, avoid watering them again until the soil around their roots is dry. You can confirm the dryness of the soil by digging your finger into it and checking if the soil is wet or dry and loose.
You can also confirm the dryness of the soil by looking at the leaves of your succulents. If they are creased, it means the soil is dry and in need of water.
Succulents like loose and well-drained soils. They do not like staying in soils that are thick and hold water inside. This is because such soils can easily be overwatered, which can make it difficult for the roots of your succulent or succulents to breathe. This can cause plant illness or lead to their death.
So when choosing soil for your succulent or succulents, you should make sure it is loose and well-drained soil. And you should use it in a well-draining pot. The combination of a well-draining soil and a well-draining pot will ensure your succulent or succulents do not suffer from overwatering.
The Final Words
Colorful succulents are great for adding life and color to boring or uninspiring spaces. They can be used to style up indoor or outdoor spaces. The best thing about them is that they usually do not need a lot of care. Make sure you have fun when planting succulents at your place.