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Moonstones

English Name

Pachyphytum

Scientific Name

Description

Pachyphytums are small shrubs with short branching stems that carry fleshy colored leaves. They bear a close resemblance to the related Echeverias.

Crassulaceae

Family

50°F - 73°F

Temperature (°F)

None

Fragrance

Watering

Water moderately when in active growth, giving enough at each watering to make the potting mixture moist. Allow the top half inch of the mixture to dry out before watering again. Give less water in Winter.

Feeding

Do not feed these plants at any time.

Repotting

Use a mixture of 1 part coarse sand or perlite to every 2 parts of standard soil-based mixture. Move these plants into pots one size larger every Spring. Maximum pot size required is a 5-6 inch pot. Thereafter topdress with fresh mixture.

Propagation

It is very easy to propagate from stem cuttings in Spring. Cut off a 3 to 4 inch long side branch. Allow the branch to dry for 2 or 3 days and then push the cut end into a 3 inch pot. It should root and produce new growth within 4 weeks.

Cultivation

Give Pachyphytums as much direct sunlight as possible to preserve the bright color of leaves and to prevent them from becoming unnaturally elongated.



Did you know?

The earth has more than 80,000 species of edible plants.