A native of Mexico, pachyphytum hookeri has beautiful silver-blue pointed upright leaves in a star shapes rosette.
Pachyphytum hookeri will do best in bright sunlight which will help them retain there characteristic colour. The grey green leaves have a coating of epicuticular wax which gives them a waxy or frosted look which is particularly attractive. Flowers are pink on the outside with a peach coloured centre and bloom in late winter.
Succulents need a free draining soil mix. Plants don’t like being too wet so keep on the dry side, the best method is to soak periodically letting the mix dry completely between waterings. They will be happiest in full sun to partial shade but avoid drastic changes e.g. in a south facing window in summer. In winter put them in the brightest window in your home. Remove any dead leaves from the base of the plant as they can be a haven for pests or fungal disease which may kill the plant.
Pachyphytum are easily propagated from leaves or stem cuttings.
Plants supplied in 5cm pots