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 winter months, it produces beautiful peach-colored flowers.
Full sun to partial shade
Grows in Spring and Fall
Non-toxic to humans and animals
Not cold hardy
Not suited for indoor growing
Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide
Propagation by cuttings
Usually by a leaf or stem cutting.
Typical water needs for a succulent
Use regular succulent watering methods. Don't know? Learn how to water succulents easily.
Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
Details about Pachyveria glauca "The Little Jewel"
General 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.
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.
Where to Plant
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 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 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 a 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 watering succulents guide.
Pairs Well With
Echeveria runyonni 'Topsy Turvy'