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40 Types of Purple Succulents (With Pictures)

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From their intriguing shapes to the impossible smoothness of their leaves, succulents seem almost too perfect to be organic. Few plants match the vibrancy of a succulent’s textures and glowing forms.

When you add colors beyond their typical lush greens, you reach a whole new level of magnificence!

That’s what you can expect when you opt for purple succulents. Whether they flower or not, the enduring brilliance of purple succulents adds striking highlights to outdoor gardens, indoor bookshelves, and anywhere in between. Bring the magic and beauty of these low-maintenance plants into your home by picking one from this list of 40 types of purple succulents.

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The 40 Types of Purple Succulents

1. Echeveria ‘Perle von Nürnberg’

Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg
Image Credit: Farknot Architect, Shutterstock
Flowering: Pink and yellow
Size: 8” wide, 10” tall

Growing up to 8” wide and 10” tall, Echeveria ‘Perle von Nürnberg’ takes on the form of a radiant pinkish-purple pinecone at its full size. The Mexico native plant enjoys warm weather and full sun to transform from its gray color to its vibrant purple alter-ego, but it isn’t fussy when it comes to care. Flowers extend up to 12” tall, adding another layer of beauty in their red and yellow bells.


2. Kalanchoe x Houghtonii

Kalanchoe x Houghtonii
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Flowering: Red, yellow, orange
Size: 14” wide, 48” tall

The statuesque Kalanchoe x Houghtonii adds a bold statement, with seemingly endless rows of gorgeous plantlets running along the sides of the hybrid succulent’s canoe-shaped leaves. Although the leaves are primarily brown-green or yellow-green, they feature unique purple splotches on their undersides and edges. Flowering varieties offer bell-shaped blooms in beautiful blends of reds, oranges, pinks, and yellows.


3. Echeveria ‘Neon Breakers’

Echeveria Neon Breakers
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Flowering: Pink
Size: 8” wide, 3” tall

Elegant colors meet singular textures in the flat-leafed Echeveria ‘Neon Breaker’. Its purple leaves are wide with crinkled edges—a form uncommon among succulents. ‘Neon Breaker’ blooms in the spring, presenting chutes of pink flowers to enhance the deep violet leaves and glowing green core.


4. Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Bermuda’

Flowering: Yellow
Size: 4” wide, 3” tall

With its stark white edges contrasting against its color-shifting leaves, the sharply-defined texture and depth of the Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Bermuda’ can be almost psychedelic. The succulent changes between a bluish-green and pink but turns to a deep purple in sunlight and the colder months. Characteristic of other Sempervivum varieties, the monocarpic ‘Bermuda’ blooms once before dying, leaving offsets to grow in its place.


5. Aeonium Arboreum ‘Zwartkop’ (Black Rose)

Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop
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Flowering: Yellow
Size: 24” wide, 48” tall

The rosettes on Aeonium Arboreum ‘Zwartkop’ grow several feet off the ground at the end of long brown stalks. Drooping dark purple leaves that transition to a bright red and lush green center make the tall succulent particularly striking. Juxtaposed against the monocarpic Black Rose’s grand, near-black leaves, the star-shaped yellow flowers of a mature plant add a fleeting radiance that’s well worth the wait.


6. Echeveria ‘Black Prince’

Black Prince succulent
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Flowering: Red
Size: 10” wide, 8” tall

When given ample sunlight, Echeveria ‘Black Prince’ boasts the darkest possible purples on its leaves—an almost black hue that changes to an intense deep green. Red flowers emerge in later fall months, which can sometimes attract hummingbirds to your lawn.


7. Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’

Flowering: Yellow and red
Size: 12” wide, 8” tall

The finger-like leaves of the Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’ rosette are akin to a fireworks display, serving up a dizzying array of colors in sunlight. At its full potential, you’ll find rainbows of blues, purples, pinks, yellows, and oranges across the leaves, which are made even more magnificent by the succulent’s red-orange flowers.


8. Echeveria ‘Orion’

Echeveria Orion Succulent
Image Credit: Elisa Salguero, Shutterstock
Flowering: Pink
Size: 8” wide, 8” tall

The dusty, upward-shooting blue leaves of a clumping Echeveria ‘Orion’ may be subtle, but red fringes and accented points make it no less enchanting than the next purple succulent. These succulents get more purple in sunlight, and once they’re established, you’ll enjoy showy pink blooms from spring until winter.


9. Graptopetalum ‘Superbum’

Graptopetalum Superbum Succulent
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Flowering: Yellow and red
Size: 5” wide, 24” tall

Graptopetalum ‘Superbum’ is a tall stalk (some mature plants grow as high as 7 feet!) featuring a 5”-wide, flat-leafed rosette at the end. The leaves are a soft, pale grayish-lavender color. Spider-like flowers, though small, create distinct accents, with bright red tips drawing attention as they bloom in the spring.


10. Echeveria ‘Taurus’

Echeveria Taurus succulent
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Flowering: Red, yellow, and orange
Size: 20” wide, 11” tall

Echeveria ‘Taurus’ offers an open spread of color, transitioning from a bright green center to purple leaves and dark-tinted tips. Summer is a special time for a ‘Taurus’ plant, as tall stalks carry attractive red and yellow flowers to complement the shiny, fleshy foliage.


11. Echeveria Lilacina

Ghost Echeveria or Echeveria Lilacina
Image Credit: Itsra Sanprasert, Shutterstock
Flowering: Pink
Size: 8” wide, 7” tall

The Ghost Echeveria earned its name with its understated leaves. The fleshy, spoon-shaped growths are a dull silver-gray with only the slightest purple undertones. Still, the sharp white outlines add a vivid quality that defines the shape of the leaves, and wintertime blooms offer up stalks of delicate coral-colored flowers.


12. Kalanchoe Humilis ‘Desert Surprise’

Kalanchoe Humilis or Desert Surprise Succulent
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Flowering: Purple, pink, and yellow
Size: 12” wide, 4” tall

If you want something different, try the shell spoon-shaped leaves of the Kalanchoe Humilis succulent. The blue-green leaves develop purple and burgundy blotches in full sunlight to form eye-popping tiger-stripe patterns. A foot-tall flower spike erupts in the summer like a flowering tree, presenting branches of purple and yellow flowers.


13. Anacampseros Rufescens

Anacampseros rufescens succulents
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Flowering: Pink and purple
Size: 24” wide, 24” tall

Anacampseros rufescens, or “sand rose”, produces clusters of fleshy, bead-like leaves in eggplant greens and purples. The flowers that bloom in spring and summer are a delight with their massive pink and purple petals.


14. Pachyveria Powder Puff

Pachyveria Powder Puff
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Flowering: Pink, orange
Size: 6” wide, 6” tall

The hybrid Pachyveria Powder Puff has slender, fleshy leaves, each with a frosty coating to dull the leaves in grayish blue and purple tones. In summer, the plants produce contrasting arches of orange and pink flowers.


15. Echeveria Agavoides ‘Romeo’

Echeveria agavoides
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Flowering: Red and yellow
Size: 12” wide, 6” tall

Echeveria Agavoides ‘Romeo’, also called the Romeo Wax Agave, is hardier than many warm-weather succulents, thriving in temperatures as low as 10°F–15°F. Spiky gray-purple leaves extend laterally from its base, with a red on the edge that can sometimes overtake the entire leaf.


16. Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Red Heuff/Munich University’

Flowering: Yellow
Size: 4” wide, 3” tall

The Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Red Heuff’ is a robust green rosette with red tips. The warm coloring transitions to a dark purple in the winter, when it contrasts even more with the silver cilia edge.


17. Lithops Optica ‘Rubra’

Lithop optica rubra
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Flowering: White
Size: 3” wide, 2” tall

Lithops Optica ‘Rubra’, also called Living Stones, is a far cry from your average succulent, featuring two fat leaves instead of an outspread of several growths. The two leaves are both about 1” thick, meeting to form a purple, club-shaped bulb. In the late summer months, each plant produces a single white flower in the split between the leaves.


18. Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Artemis’

Flowering: Yellow
Size: 3” wide, 3” tall

Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Artemis’ is purple year-round, with coppery-pink undertones emerging in the summer before fading into a deep purple throughout the winter. A light coat of white fur covers the leaves, and the edge consists of a hair-covered highlight similar to other Sempervivum Heuffelii varieties.


19. Sempervivum ‘Director Jacobs’

Flowering: Pink
Size: 12” wide, 8” tall

Sempervivum ‘Director Jacobs’ is a mass of tight, cupped leaves in an elegant spiraling rosette. The leaves’ edges are a shaggy white, while the bodies are a deep purple descending into a green core. A healthy coating of long white hair along the leaves provides a lightened, frosted appearance.


20. Echeveria ‘Cubic Frost’

Echeveria Cubic Frost
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Flowering: Orange
Size: 10” wide, 8” tall

The foggy lilac-pink leaves on the Echeveria ‘Cubic Frost’ are delightful enough, but this one-of-a-kind purple succulent distinguishes itself by its pattern. Unlike many succulents, the fleshy cups of the leaves face outwards, creating a full-bodied carnation-like ruffle. The rosette develops a stalk with dazzling hot pink and orange flowers between spring and summer.


21. Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’

Flowering: Yellow and orange
Size: 2” wide, 4” tall

The flowing Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’ features rows of plump leaves lining its arching stem. Although the leaves stay a rich green or copper while flourishing, you can see dark purple hints hiding here and there, ready to emerge and take over the plant when the weather cools. In summer, the succulent offers a display of yellow, star-shaped flowers.


22. Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Beacon Hill’

Flowering: Yellow
Size: 3” wide, 4” tall

The hardy Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Beacon Hill’ maintains its attractive purplish-bronze color all year. Highlights in their white edges and light green centers enhance and define the dark leaves, offering a delightful combination of color and pattern.


23. Echeveria ‘Chroma’

Three potted echeveria chroma
Image Credit: Christina Siow, Shutterstock
Flowering: Yellow
Size: 8” wide, 5” tall

Echeveria ‘Chroma’ keeps you guessing with its variegated leaves. Unlike many other succulents with smooth color gradients along the lengths of their leaves, ‘Chroma’ leaves are blotted with random patches of yellows, greens, purples, pinks, and more. Colors vary according to the sunlight it receives, but one thing that doesn’t change is the yellow, bell-shaped flowering in the spring.


24. Sempervivum ‘Purple Beauty’

Flowering: Pink
Size: 8” wide, 5” tall

The Sempervivum ‘Purple Beauty’ is a neat little succulent with leaves ending in purple tips. These monocarpic rosettes stand out thanks to striations of farina wax, giving the leaves a hard water-stained appearance.


25. Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’

Flowering: Pink
Size: 12” wide, 7” tall

The fur-covered purple and green variegated leaves give the aptly named Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’ its frost-bitten appearance. The dense clusters and rich hues are even better when pink, star-shaped flowers arrive in the summer.


26. Sedeveria ‘Sorrento’

Flowering: Yellow
Size: 6” wide, 12” tall

The glossy and fleshy red-purple leaves are flashy, but the neon glow of the lime green center is the real highlight of the Sedeveria ‘Sorrento’. The rosettes lift about a foot off the ground, and in full sun, they display their most dazzling colors. Look for veining in the leaves, thin courses of light green among the darker shades.


27. Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Hot Lips’

Flowering: Yellow
Size: 4” wide, 3” tall

They may be small in stature, but the compact clusters of Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Hot Lips’ are grand in character. The leaves offer the faintest hint of green towards the base, with the rest overtaken by rich reds, maroons, and purples. Violet emerges more in the cool months, but intense warm tones stick around all year.


28. Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Violet’

Flowering: Yellow
Size: 4” wide, 3” tall

A gorgeous red succulent, Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Violet’ eventually wanes to purple as winter nears. The contrast of a vibrant blue-green center and the essential wispy, white edges bring a crisp glow to these hardy rosettes.


29. Graptoveria ‘Debbie’

graptoveria debbie
Image Credit: MillaF, Shutterstock
Flowering: Orange
Size: 8” wide, 8” tall

Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ is an Echeveria hybrid, an attractive rosette of lavender, pink, and blue-toned leaves. Purple comes out in deepening shades as you give ‘Debbie’ more sun. Stressing it can tip the fleshy leaves with pink accents. A stem to match the leaves offers delightful apricot-colored flowers in the spring.


30. Echeveria Haagai ‘Tolimanensis’

Flowering: Red and orange
Size: 6” wide, 12” tall

Echeveria Haagai ‘Tolimanensis’ grows like a shrub, with upward-curving leaves gracing its stems up to the rosette at the top. Leaves have a mellow and dark blue/purple color, and a dusting of farina further dulls the color. Bright red and orange bell-shaped flowers add liveliness in the summer, but the unusual form draws intrigue at all times of the year.


31. Sedeveria ‘Lilac Mist’

Flowering: Yellow, orange
Size: 6” wide, 5” tall

“Lilac mist” is the best way to describe the color in these dense layers of dull green leaves that blush violet under a light, dusty layer. Fat, almost banana-shaped leaves give this sedum-echeveria hybrid a desert plant aesthetic, perfect for xeriscaped beds and indoor shelves.


32. Sempervivum ‘Pacific Blue Ice’

Flowering: Pink
Size: 8” wide, 3” tall

Stunning cold blue leaves adorn the tight rosette of the Sempervivum ‘Pacific Blue Ice’. The sharp-pointed leaves present the white cilia outline of similar purple succulent persuasions, and a stressed plant in cool weather will yield gorgeous pink and purple tips to complement the blue.


33. Echeveria ‘Dusty Rose’

Echeveria dusty rose succulent
Image Credit: De19, Shutterstock
Flowering: Pink
Size: 8” wide, 5” tall

Fast-growing and beautiful, Echeveria ‘Dusty Rose’ is a perfect succulent when you need quick pops of soft color. A thick layer of farina gives the wide pink, purple, and green leaves a pastel appearance, but nothing holds back the vibrancy of the bright pink flowers in the spring.


34. Sedum Dasyphyllum ‘Lilac Mound’

Flowering: White, pink
Size: 12” wide, 5” tall

Clusters of Sedum Dasyphyllum ‘Lilac Mound’ are eye-catching for so many reasons, from the tiny, oblong pebbles it calls leaves, to the various greens and purples that fill them out. Even the flowering is in a class of its own, as you’ll see for yourself when the white and pink blooms arrive in the summertime.


35. Sempervivum ‘Thunder’

Flowering: Pink
Size: 6” wide, 3” tall

Sempervivum ‘Thunder’ is an attractive grayish-green with rose pink undertones. Pink and lavender tones take over the fuzzy, pointed leaves as the weather cools. No matter the color, the thin white edges detail the perfect brace-shaped tips to create a sharp declaration at all times of the year.


36. Graptoveria ‘Araluen Gem’

Flowering: Pink and yellow
Size: 5” wide, 4” tall

A Graptoveria ‘Araluen Gem’ rosette gets an accent for its plump, light green leaves in a spritely, pink-tinged edge. A light lilac graces the smooth leaves, accompanying a coating of farina to further add layers of charming detail.


37. Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Gild’

Flowering: Pink
Size: 4” wide, 3” tall

Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Gild’ is a hardy succulent, able to live far outside the normal 9–11 zones that most succulents enjoy. If you want the richest purples, cold weather is even preferable. Summer brings a pinkish color to the normally lime-green leaves, and winter darkens them to a dark violet made even more dazzling by their feathery white outlines.


38. Echeveria ‘Afterglow’

Flowering: Orange
Size: 24” wide, 24” tall

The massive deep blue and lavender leaves of Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ are finished off with a neon pink edge, showing off the rosette’s organic waviness. Though gorgeous enough with their sprawling purple leaves, ‘Afterglow’ becomes even more wondrous with chains of orange blooms in the summer.


39. Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Notah’

Flowering: Yellow
Size: 4” wide, 3” tall

Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Notah’ attracts bees and butterflies for pollinating, but it attracts gardeners for its beautiful jade leaves and their lavender blushes. The bright outline of the leaves is smooth, allowing the tip to peak in a stark, twinkling white.

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40. Sempervivum ‘Duke of Windsor’

Flowering: Pink
Size: 6” wide, 3” tall

Dense green leaves and long, pure white cilia may make you mistake Sempervivum ‘Duke of Windsor’ for a cactus at first glance. The leaves flush with reds and purples as the leaves transition colors between greens and deep violets throughout the year. Keep an eye out for the pink and yellow blooms that show up around the summertime months.

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Final Thoughts

With their faultless shapes, plastic smoothness, and minimal maintenance demands, succulents are the perfect display for any space, whether it’s indoors or outside. When you add pops of color with purple varieties, their evergreen leaves and seasonal flowering bring a delightful mystique to enjoy all year. If you’re ready to raise your gardening game, any of these 40 types of purple succulents will be a gorgeous yet stress-free addition to your home!


Featured Image Credit: Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop, Pixabay

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