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Pachyphytum oviferum

For sale by P.Kennedy

This grower is fairly sure of this plant identification.

Very similar to the ghost plant, the sugar almond plant (the leaves aren't edible!) has more of a powder white farina that protects them from direct sun. This marks easily when touched. Tiny bright red flowers held deep in rows of white cups-(Summer).

Pachyphytum oviferum | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Pachyphytum oviferum | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Pachyphytum oviferum | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Pachyphytum oviferum | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.3 litres
£5.00
1 litre
£8.00

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Plant Finder: about Pachyphytum oviferum

Common names

Moonstones, Sugared almond plum

Description

Pachyphytum oviferum (Moonstones). This is a perennial succulent with rosettes of bloated, spoon-shaped, blue-green leaves with a whitish red, powdery coating. The flowers are a deep red-orange or pale green, they will appear in short-stemmed, pendent clusters from late winter to early spring.

Cultivation

They will need full sun with a little shade, with moderately fertile, very well-drained soil. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings.

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • WaterSemi-moist

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