Pachyphytum fittkaui – Thick fat leaves save water

  • Pachyphytum_fittkaui

1 Gallon $10.80

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Pachyphytum fittkaui - Thick fat leaves save water

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Pachyphytum fittkau
  • Family:  
  • Origin:  
    Mexico, often found on south-facing cliffs and volcanic rock faces.
  • Size Label:  
    1 Gallon
  • Height:  
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  • Cold Tolerance:  
    30 to 35°F , -1.1° to 1.7C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Very high heat tolerance
  • Light Requirement:  
    Partial shade to full sun
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant
  • Maintenance:  
    None, but avoid over handling which can remove the light-colored protective leaf coating.
  • Uses:  
    This makes a nice container plant. It also works as a small ground cover in rockeries, xeriscape plantings, succulent gardens and around sunny pools.
  • Propagation:  
    This plant can be propagated from seed or from cuttings which are easy to root once they are allowed to callus over and then planted in well-draining soil.
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  • Special notes:  
    This is an easy to grow succulent with lime green foliage. The leaves grow in a rosette, are mostly cylindrical, and are about 1-3 inches in length. It flowers in spring on arching stems. Flowers are small, pinkish or reddish in color and resemble an echeveria. During periods of drought stress the leaf margins take on an orange and lavender blush. The genus name come from the leaves and translates to 'thick plant' as many of the genus have thick, rounded, pebble shape leaves.