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Pachyphytum compactum

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Pachyphytum compactum - Succulent with stout stems to 6 inches long (to 16 inches if pendent) that often branch towards the base and hold rosettes with many (15-80) tightly congested gray-green tinged violet leaves at the stem tip. The round tubular leaves are pointed at the tips and imprinting from neighboring leaves marks the inside of the leaves with straight lines that gives them a rectangular look that is quite distinct. The late spring flowers, held in a nearly 1 foot tall raceme, are a pale yellow in the center with the rest of the flower a pinkish orange and narrow pale orange sepals that are blue-green at the tips. This succulent is very adaptable and easy to grow. Southern California gardeners can grow it in full sun (along coast) to fairly deep shade but it performs best with part sun or light shade. Plant in a well-drained soil or keep in a container. Irrigate little to occasionally. Hardy to 20F. From the Mexican states of Queretaro and Hidalgo.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Pachyphytum compactum.
 
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