Pachyphytum

Pachyphytum spp.

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

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Drought resistant

Special features

Origin

Mexico

Natural climate

Arid areas

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Gravel, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Crassulaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White, Red

Scent

None

Problems

Generally pest and disease free.

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