Pachyveria glauca ‘Little Jewel’
This star-shaped succulent’s leaves form a spikey rosette resembling a jewel. The blue-gray leaves have red tips that turn a deep maroon when exposed to full sun. Peach-colored flowers bloom in the winter.
Full sun to partial shade
Not suited for indoor growing
Typical water needs for a succulent
Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide
Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
Not cold hardy
Propagation by leaves and stem cuttings
Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Actively grows in Spring and Fall
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Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Pachyveria glauca ‘Little Jewel’
Pachyveria are a hybrid of Pachphytum and Echeveria. ‘Little Jewel’ is a great succulent for beginners, as it is able to tolerate a variety of growing conditions.
‘Little Jewel’ 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.
Where to Plant
Pachyveria glauca does well outdoors. It’s perfect for rock gardens, and adds “spiller” to container arrangements. ‘Little Jewel’ 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.
Pairs Well With
How to Propagate Pachyveria glauca ‘Little Jewel’
Pachyveria glauca ‘Little Jewel’ is very easily propagated.
‘Little Jewel’ propagates extremely well from leaves.
When taking a leaf for propagation, gently twist the leaf from the stem. Be sure that the leaf you get is a “clean pull,” where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will give you a better chance of a successful propagation.
It is not uncommon for Pachyveria glauca to “drop leaves.” (Although this is not to be confused with signs of over-watering) You can collect the dropped leaves and propagate them as well!
Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.
To grow ‘Little Jewel’ 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 on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.
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