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Pachyphytum compactum

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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
Summer Dry: 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 information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Pachyphytum compactum.
 
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