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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.

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Quick Look:
  • 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.

Watering

‘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

Echeveria runyonni ‘Topsy Turvy’

How to Propagate Pachyveria glauca ‘Little Jewel’

Pachyveria glauca ‘Little Jewel’ is very easily propagated.

Leaves

‘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.

Cuttings

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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