Pachyphytum is a small genus of succulents in the family Crassulaceae, native to Mexico, at elevations from 600 to 1,500 metres (2,000 to 4,900 ft). The name comes from the ancient Greek pachys (=thick) and phyton (=plant) because of the shape of the leaves.
The meaning of the name Pachyphytum oviferum is thick plant bearing eggs. The leaves are succulent and egg-shaped, which gave its name to the species. The stems (20 cm long, 1 cm thick) rise then fall with about 15 leaves. These leaves are 3 to 5 cm long, 1.8 to 3 cm wide and 8 to 17 mm thick. Leaves are pale blue-green to bluish-purple, looking like a sugared almond confection.
The inflorescence consists of a 30 cm stem bearing scarlet, bell-shaped flowers.
- Don’t add too much water into these plants it requires water only when soil looks dry to a depth of 4 inch
- Make sure to keep these plants in sunny place where it gets enough sunlight
- These plants are small in size and good for office desks
- Avoid watering to plant when soil feels moist or else plant will be damaged
- If you are planning to transplant the plant then pot should have a good drainage
- Add water to plant when leaves are little deflated
- These plants reach up to 4″ inches in height and spread to 12″ or more inches in width