Moonstones Plant Pachyphytum oviferum

£10.00

  • Those fat, little leaves are soooo cute!
  • Produces its own protective coat of farina
  • Easy to propagate – if any leaves fall off, just pop them back in the pot and they’ll start to grow!
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Description

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.

Additional information

Scientific name Pachyphytum oviferum
Also known as Moonstones, Sugaralmond Plant
Family Crassulaceae
Genus Pachyphytum
Origin Mexico
Plant Type Succulent
Amount of sunlight Direct sunlight, Some direct sunlight