The Pachyphytum produces beautiful red/orange flowers in late winter-early spring, so unusually it needs more watering in the winter months. This hardly little succulent prefers a dry, sunny location. In its native Mexico it lives on the sides of hills around rockier areas, so doesn’t really like much water. Only water it once the soil has dried out and the leaves are starting to look a little wrinkly.
The leaves are coated with a natural white powder called ‘farina’ which protects the leaves from the sun. It’s best to avoid touching the leaves as this might remove the protective coating.
All our succulents are potted in our Dr T’s Peat-Free Succulent and Cacti Compost.