Pachyphytum is a small genus of slow growing succulent plants in the Crassulaceae family. The name of the genus comes from the Greek "pachys," meaning "thick" and "phyton" which means "plant." Their colors can range from greens to bright oranges to some purples.
Examples of Common Pachyphytum Succulent Plants
Pachyphytum Moonstones and Pachyveria Jewel Tone tend to be our most common Pachyphytums.
Regions that Pachyphytum Succulents Come From
Pachyphytums are native to Mexico.
Why We Love Pachyphytums at Succy Crafts
While we certainly would love to get our hands on more varieties, Pachyphytums are absolutely gorgeous! The wide range of colors coupled with their smooth marbled leaves creates a stunningly lovely look that is sure to draw the eye.
Pachyphytum Succulent Care Tips
Unfortunately, Pachyphytums are extremely sensitive to being handled as our skin oils can damage the leaves, so take care when replanting them! Pachyphytums also do not do well with the cold, so don't keep them in areas with temperatures below 45F as they might kill the plant. If you live in an area with a similar temperature as listed above, take them indoors with a growlight. On the flipside, Pachyphytums can tolerate high heat and intense sunlight. As always, make sure not to overwater the succulent, watching for when the soil is dry before watering.