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Pachyphytum

Pachyphytum spp.

Pachyphytum oviferum pm by Peter A. Mansfeld (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images

Pachyphytum fittkaui, jardín botánico de Tallinn, Estonia, 2012-08-13, DD 01
Talcott Greenhouse Interior II
Pachyphytum longifolium, crassulacée
Pachyphytum viride
A photo of Pachyphytum

Overview

Small genus containing less than 20 succulent species in the Crassulaceae family. Some species in this genus are commonly called Moonstone, after their attractive rounded and fleshy foliage. This is usually coloured green and may develop a red, purple or pink colouration under good lighting. Other species have more pointed leaves and all are succulent, holding water in their leaves. They produce slightly pendulous, lantern-shaped flowers in a range of colours including pink, red, cream and yellow.

Common problems

Generally pest and disease free.

    Propagation

    Cuttings

    Seed

    Special Features

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Drought resistant