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Products > Pachyveria 'Bubbles'
Pachyveria 'Bubbles'
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Pachyphytum bracteosum?]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F
x Pachyveria 'Bubbles' - A low growing succulent with attractive 2 inch long fat gray-blue leaves that are slightly flattened with rounded margins and tip and covered with a waxy patina. In winter on short unbranched stalks that rise just above the leaves are borne the unusual pendant dark red-orange flowers that are hidden from above by sepal-like inch long succulent fertile bracts the same color as the foliage. Plant in a well drained soil in full sun along the coast or with some shade during the hottest part of day and water occasionally. We have not been able to test how frost tender this plant is but other similar ones tolerate short duration temperatures in the mid to high 20s° F without damage, but prolonged cold freezes the leaves and stems. Though this plant is marketed as a x Pachyveria and we received it as such, this would indicate it to be a cross between Pachyphytum and Echeveria but it actually looks more like a Pachyphytum species and some speculate it to be Pachyphytum bracteosum, the type species of the genus first introduced by German plant collector Carl August Ehrenberg to Berlin in 1838 without detailed collection data and later was determined to grows on rocks in the Barranca de Metztitlán of region Hidalgo, Mexico. Others list this plant as a hybrid between the Korean cultivars Graptopetalum 'Ellen' and Echeveria Giro that was introduced by the Korean succulents nursery Chang-jo & Air Magic. Our plants from unrooted cuttings sent to us by Dümmen Orange. 

This information about Pachyveria 'Bubbles' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.