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Hooker's Pachyphytum

Pachyphytum hookeri

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Hooker's Pachyphytum (Pachyphytum hookeri) at Glenwild Garden Center

Hooker's Pachyphytum

Hooker's Pachyphytum

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Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  10 inches

Spread:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Other Names:  Hooker's Echeveria, Hens And Chicks


This variety is drought tolerant, producing loose rosettes of narrow, gray-green foliage with a powder-blue cast, and pale pink tips; distinctive, dark pink flowers in late winter to mid spring; ideal for containers in bright areas; protect from frost

Features & Attributes

Hooker's Pachyphytum features unusual bracted pink tubular flowers rising above the foliage from late winter to mid spring. Its attractive succulent narrow leaves remain grayish green in color with prominent pink tips and tinges of powder blue throughout the year.

This is a dense herbaceous evergreen houseplant with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other indoor plants with less refined foliage. This plant should not require much pruning, except when necessary to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Hooker's Pachyphytum can be expected to grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 6 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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