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Pachyphytum oviferum

Moonstones

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourOrange, red, green
  • Leaf ColourPale blue white

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent

Other common names

Sugared almond plum

Origin

Mexico

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Needs

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

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Seed, leaf or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

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