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Pachyveria ‘Powder Puff’

This succulent is an Echeveria and Pachyphytum hybrid. It has silver-blue leaves that have pink tips when grown in full sun. Watch for orangish-pink flowers in mature plants.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • 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 stem cuttings and leaves

  • Not generally toxic to humans and pets

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Pachyveria ‘Powder Puff'

Pachyveria ‘Powder Puff' grows well in container gardens and hanging baskets. It is a hybrid of Echeveria cante and Pachyphytum oviferum.

Watering

Pachyveria ‘Powder Puff' 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

‘Powder Puff' 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 Pachyveria ‘Powder Puff'

Pachyveria ‘Powder Puff' can be propagated from stem cuttings or leaves.

Cuttings

To grow ‘Powder Puff' 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.

Leaves

To propagate ‘Powder Puff' 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.