The Little Jewel
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"?
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.
It's safe for humans and pets.
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.
In this zone, the temperature can drop up to 30° F ( -1.1° C )