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Pachyveria 'Scheideckeri' (Jeweled Crown)

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Scientific Name

x Pachyveria 'Scheideckeri'

Common Names

Jeweled Crown

Synonyms

Echeveria x scheideckeri, Pachyveria scheideckeri, x Pachyveria 'Scheideckeri', x Pachyveria 'Schedeckeri'

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: x Pachyveria

Description

x Pachyveria 'Scheideckeri' is a succulent that forms compact rosettes of fleshy, red-flushed pale grey to blue-green leaves. It is a very variable hybrid that produces smaller or larger normal rosettes as well as rosettes with variegated and often distorted leaves. Cymes of yellow to orange-red flowers appear in spring or summer.

Pachyveria scheideckeri (Jeweled Crown)

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Pachyphytum will not tolerate frosts well. Temperatures below 20 °F (-6 °C) will kill the plant, and temperatures which may go below 45 °F (7 °C) during the extended period should be avoided. Pachyphytum tolerates high heat and intense sunlight. As with most Crassulaceae, Pachyphytum can tolerate (and even appreciated) poor soil conditions, so long as it is well-draining. Pachyphytum can thrive in full or partial sunlight.

Allow the soil to dry out before watering and avoid getting water on the leaves. In winter, the plants will require more water, as winter begins its active growth season. If you are unsure when to water your Pachyphytum, watch the lowermost leaves for drying signs and water them then. Pachyphytum is FAR more likely to survive under-watering than over-watering. The thick fleshy leaves will appear wilted and a bit "under-full" when they need water.

Leaf-cutting entails cutting a young leaf from near the center of the rosette. Leave the leaf out in the open air for a day to allow the wound to callous over. See more at: How to Grow and Care for Pachyphytum.

Origin

It is a very variable hybrid of Pachyphytum bracteosum and Echeveria secunda.

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