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Pachyphytum oviferum

Pink Moonstone

This pink succulent has large, thick, oval-shaped leaves that are covered in waxy farina that acts as a sunscreen. Watch for red and white flowers in the spring.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 8 in (20 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 4 in (10 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30°F | -1.1°C)

  • Not cold-hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings, leaves

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Summer dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Pachyphytum oviferum "Pink Moonstone"

Pachyphytum oviferum "Pink Moonstone" can have different colored leaves, ranging from a peachy-orange to purple. As it grows tall, it can tip over and trail. Great for succulent arrangements or on their own in the garden.

Watering

Pachyphytum oviferum "Pink Moonstone" has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water sparingly in the winter when it is dormant.

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Where to Plant

Pachyphytum oviferum is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Pachyphytum oviferum "Pink Moonstone"

Pachyphytum oviferum "Pink Moonstone" can be propagated by stem cuttings or leaves.

Cuttings

To grow "Pink Moonstone" from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Leaves

To propagate "Pink Moonstone" from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success.

Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is completely dry.