The silver green, rounded foliage blushes with a range of shades from lavender to pink and apricot. The colours change according to where and how they are grown. They cluster together in ‘little hands’ along the stems. They will grow to form little colonies of gorgeousness.
The name, Pahcyphutum literally translates to thick plant (pachys = thick, phyton = plant).
In ideal conditions offsets will form along the stem and from the base of the plant and will soon fill your pot. Orange red flowers spring/summer.
SIZE (HxW): 5-30cm x 5-30cm
I SEE THE LIGHT: Bright, indirect light is ideal. In high light the foliage will change. Keep out of the hot afternoon sun lest their leaves be sunburned or roots damaged. You will get the best foliage colour in high light.
I NEED A DRINK: Water well, then allow the soil to almost dry out before watering again. Keeping them on the drier side will result in better colour. They will let you know when to water as the leaves shrink/pucker.
I WILL SURVIVE: These plants are so easy, they pretty much look after themselves. In pots ensure you choose a cactus/succulent potting mix for best results as it offers the sharp drainage they need. Choose a pot with drainage holes to ensure they don’t end up sitting in water. Behead them if they become leggy or ungraceful, allow them to callous then plant back again. New offsets are also likely to form from the stem.
Use a diluted, liquid fertiliser in spring to keep them happy and healthy. They aren’t heavy feeders so will forgive you if you forget.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Cool to Sub-Tropical