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Pachyveria 'Scheideckeri - Jeweled Crown

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Echeveria ' Gray Red', Hort.]
Parentage: (Pachyphytum bracteosum x Echeveria secunda)
Height: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
x Pachyveria 'Scheideckeri' (Jeweled Crown) - An attractive succulent with short, 2 to 6 inch long, stems terminating with dense 4 to 6 inch wide echeveria-like rosettes. The leaves are a glaucous blue-gray color with faint stripes. They are slightly upcurved, thick, flattish spoonshaped leaves 2 to 3 inches long by 1/2 to 3/4 inches wide and are slightly concave near the pointed tip and convex below. The leaf edges and tips are often flushed with soft reddish-pink when grown in full sun. In spring and often other times throughout the year appears the 8-12 inch tall one-sided inflorescence with a pendent tip bearing starry orange-red flowers. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil. Give occasional to infrequent irrigation. Reportedly hardly to 20 F. We received this plant as Echeveria elegans 'Gray Red' but noting that this very nice plant did not resemble Echeveria elegans or, in fact, any other Echeveria, we started asking about it to determine its actual identity. Our local succulent mentor John Bleck was the first to peg this as a Pachyveria, the cross between Echeveria and Pachyphytum and we thank Korean Echeveria specialist Seong Ju Hwang for immediately recognizing this plant as Pachyveria 'Scheideckeri'. This old hybrid has been in wide distribution for many years. It was first described as an Echeveria hybrid by de Smet in 1877 but is actually an intergeneric hybrid between Pachyphytum bracteosum and Echeveria secunda created by Peter Scheidecker around 1870 in Munich. Most recently this plant has been sold in the California nursery trade as Echeveria elegans 'Gray Red' or just E. 'Gray Red' (or with the British spelling 'Grey Red'). Another common name for this plant is Powdered Jewel Plant.  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 x Pachyveria 'Scheideckeri.