Moonstones
Pachyphytum oviferum

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

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From leaf cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

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

Neutral

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

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