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Pachyphytum oviferum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pachyphytum (pak-ee-FY-tum) (Info)
Species: oviferum (oh-VEE-fer-um) (Info)

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Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral stephenp On Feb 24, 2012, stephenp from Wirral, UK, Zone 9a
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

In UK this one is a little hit and miss, it makes a good greenhouse or conservatory plant in most cases, but if like me, you like to try these things outside, the main plants are a little tender, however even with our heavy frosts, most of the foliage was still fine after -5C. 2010 killed it off completely, but some break-away succulent leaves subsequently grew back.

It's not therefore a plant that is hardy here, but might grow and flower for a few years outside in more agreeable winters, therefore I have put it as a neutral experience, as it has a little possibility here.

Positive vossner On Feb 10, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

the shape of the leaves always remind me of Jordan almonds.

Neutral smiln32 On May 10, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Origin: Mexico - Some also call this the Sugar almond plant.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brentwood, California
Capistrano Beach, California
Carlsbad, California
Pleasant Hill, California
Reseda, California
San Diego, California
Valley Center, California
Vista, California
Orlando, Florida
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Austin, Texas
Deer Park, Texas
Fulton, Texas
Richmond, Texas

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