The Little Jewel

Pachyveria glauca

Pachyveria glauca is a hybrid succulent plant species. Its leaves are cylindrical and tapered that forms a rosette. It exactly looks like a jewel. Its leaves are blue-gray with red tips. When put to the full sun the red tips turn on to deep maroon. In the winter months, it produces beautiful peach-colored flowers.


Details about Pachyveria glauca "The Little Jewel"

How to care for Pachyveria glauca ‘Little Jewel’

Pachyveria glauca 'Little Jewel' is a hybrid of two other plants, Pachphytum and Echeveria. Its nickname is "Little Jewel" because of the beautiful white veins on the leaves that resemble cuts on a gemstone. Pachyveria is a good succulent plant to grow, especially for beginners. Because this can withstand many environmental and growing conditions.

Best Place to Plant Little Jewel

Generally, if you live in a colder environment. I.e. where temperature can go below 30° F (-1.1° C), you should plant Pachyveria succulent in a container pot. Because it is not cold hardy, and you should be able to bring it inside. Otherwise, it is best to plant this succulent in an outdoor garden. Because it'll grow healthier if it gets full sun for 4 to 6 hours a day.

Pachyveria is perfect for the rock garden and it looks awesome in a succulents container arrangement.

How often to water Pachyveria Glauca succulent?

Little Jewel does not require any special watering methods. Just use the typical succulent watering method. Soak the soil completely, and then wait for some days to dry out completely before watering again. This method will help it develop stronger roots distribution.

How to Propagate Pachyveria glauca ‘Little Jewel’

Pachyveria Glauca can be very easily propagated through its leaves and stem cuttings.

Propagation by Leaves

Propagating by leaves is the recommended method to follow for Pachyveria glauca 'Little Jewel'. Because it works extremely well.

When cutting a leaf for propagation, try to gently cut as a whole. I.e. no part of the leaf should be left on the stem. This will increase your chances of successful propagation.

Pachyveria also drops leaves by itself from time to time. You can get those dropped leaves as well to propagate.

After collecting leaves, callous over for a day or two. Then place the leaves on well-draining soil.

Propagation by Stem Cuttings

To propagate by stem cuttings, cut a stem from the main succulent plant. Allow the removed stem to callous over for some days. Then place the stem in well-draining soil. Just remember to give water when the soil is completely dry. I have mentioned that at the last in the watering succulents guide.

Pairs Well With

Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'

Where to get Pachyveria Glauca "Little Jewel"?

You can get it from SucculentsBox, or Etsy, or may search on online stores like Amazon, etc.

Facts & Features

  • 6 inches Tall

    This plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall

  • About 6 inches wide

    This plant grows up to about 6″ (15 cm) wide

  • Grows in Spring and Fall

    Need more care during these times.

  • Non Toxic

    It's safe for humans and pets.

  • Normal Watering

    Use regular succulent watering methods. Learn how to water succulents easily.

  • Not Cold Hardy

    Protect from very low temperatures.

  • Not for Indoor

    Not suited for indoor growing.

  • Partially Shady Sunlight

    You can keep it in full sun but protect it during the afternoon.

  • Propagation by cuttings

    Usually by a leaf or stem cutting.

  • Zone 10a

    In this zone, the temperature can drop up to 30° F ( -1.1° C )

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