The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Pachyphytum

Family: Crassulaceae.

Pachyphytum Genus of about 12 species of rosette-forming, perennial succulents from arid areas of Mexico. Pachiphytum is closely related to Echeveria. Most popular is Pachiphytum oviferum with rosettes of egg-like leaves.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth from spring to autumn - minimum 50F in winter.Semi-shade or bright light. Some shade in summer may be necessary. Grow in standard cactus potting mix. Keep compost moist at all time. In winter water very infrequently, once every 1-2 months. No need to mist the leaves. Cuttings root easily. Take stem cuttings, offsets or leaf cuttings in spring or summer. It is vital to let the cuttings dry for a few days before inserting in compost. Water very sparingly and do not cover with polythene or glass. Another propagation method is seed sowing - germination temperature 70-80 F.

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