Pachyphytum Bracteosum Description
Pachyphytum bracteosum is a thick oval shaped, light blue leaves succulent. What a beauty! This clumper former has plumpish leaves that will blush orange to pink in sun.
Closely related to both Sedums and Echeveria.
This easy care succulent, like most succulents prefer bright light. Very drought tolerant as plump leaves store water. Tons of charm and lots of appeal adding texture to any landscape or container plantings.
Native to Mexico. Zone 9-10. Growers 7" high by 8" long.
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Sun, Part Shade
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3 1/2" pot
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7" X 7-10"
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Accent, Alpine and Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Massing, Rock Garden, Small Spaces, Specimen
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Ideas and How-to's
What do you plant a succulent in?
Succulents will grow well in almost container that is a minimum of 4 inches deep and has holes in the bottom for drainage. Never use soil from your garden. Never use soil that is more peat than soil. Too much peat makes the soil too acid. Succulents need a loose soil that drains freely such as a commercial cactus and succulent potting soil, or you can mix your own using 5 parts per-lite, 4 parts bagged potting soil, 1 part coarse builder's sand. Once planted, top-dress the container soil with small river rock, gravel, aquarium stone, or a fine-grade roofing gravel, which help wick away moisture from the crown and prevent plants from rotting.
Do I need holes in my container for drainage?
- Water the planter normally than tip the planter sideways and drain out excess water. Poit-in-a-pot helps overcome any issue with drainage holes. Grow your succulents in a container that has drainage holes that can then rest inside a larger container with no drainage holes. After watering, remove the pot and tip the larger container over to drain excess water.
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PLANTING GUIDESoil: Prefers average to sandy, well drained soil with pH range of 6.6 to 7.5. If the soil is not porous enough, add 3 inches of sand or other gritty material to increase drainage. Top the area with a layer of pebbles or small rocks to act as mulch. Light: Full sun to part shade -- In the heat of summer (or much of the year in the desert), Pachyphytum appreciate protection from harsh sun. Situate them beneath shade cloth or lacy trees, and remove any leaf litter that collects in the crowns. It is best for plants grown indoors, when first taking them outdoors, to expose it to bright sunlight gradually to prevent sun scorch. Water: After establishment, water occasionally during the hot season. Be careful never to let water sit in the rosette as it can cause rot or fungal diseases that will kill the plant. Spacing: 6-12 inches Fertilizing: Pachyphytum rarely need fertilizer. If your plant seems a little pale and lethargic, use a water soluble fertilizer mixed about half strength, and less often than recommended. Winterizing: Not frost tolerant. Give them plenty of bright light; a greenhouse is best, but a bright sun porch will do. Reduce water during winter to encourage dormancy; then, in spring, feed with a dilute liquid fertilizer (half-strength) to promote new growth. Maintenance & Pruning: Remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows.
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