A full to part sunny spot is welcome. Echeveria derenbergii needs a minimum of 3 hours direct sunlight per day.
Regular mixes for cacti and succulents can be used or a mixture of regular potting soil, bird sand and pumice (2:1:1).
Let the soil dry or nearly dry between the waterings. Water sparingly if placed cool during winter.
Every 4th to 8th week when in active growth with cacti liquid fertilizer or a standard liquid fertilizer at half strength. Spikes or granules at half strength can be given 2 to 3 monthly. New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
The Painted-Lady does best with a winter rest period at 3 to 10 °C (37 to 50 °F). Minimum temperature is 1 °C (34 °F).
Offsets, leaf cuttings, stem cuttings or seeds.
10 to 20 cm
Echeveria “Fabiola” is a crossing between E. purpusorum × E. derenbergii and can be cultivated as described here.