Pachyveria are hybrids between the genera Pachyphytum and Echeveria (most hybrids are between species in the same genus). Pachyveria 'Glauca' (commonly known as "Little Jewel") forms tapered cylindrical leaves of dusky powdery blue with reddish tints at the tips and some violet tones. In late winter, melon-colored flowers appear on arching racemes. Forms very structural spiky rosette that is great for dish gardens and rock gardens both for its unusual color and shape. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light to full sun. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.
Propagation: Pachyveria can have characteristics of either parent, and some are sterile and can only be propagated vegetatively, not from seed.
Growing Tips: Succulent plants require a very quickly draining soil, either with extra drainage material such as sand with all dust and small particles sieved out or one specially developed for cacti and succulent plants. Also beneficial is a mulch of small stones or gravel to assist in drainage around the base of the plant. Water thoroughly only when the soil is quite dry and avoid watering altogether in cooler weather and winter. Use fertilizer sparingly while plants are actively growing. We suggest planting succulent plants in a clay pot, partly for their good drainage, and also to prevent large heavy plants from tipping over while drying out as recommended between waterings.