Just purchased mystery succulent.
I recently purchased a succulent(3 days ago) that has a light green stem, with several long, bulbous leaves that start green, but are red on their pointy, but not sharp edges. It is about 2-3" tall. It resembles my moon drop, only more mature and different coloring and not as compact.
I re-potted it when I got it because the roots were coming out of the holes at the bottom of the tiny plastic pot, plus it just seemed too big for the pot any way.
I wanted to know what is is so I can take better care of it. I saw one similar on a succulent ID page, but that one had fuzzy white hairs all over it.
Drought Smart Plants reply:
You are so close! This is related to your moon drop plant (Pachyphytum ovatum) and I would say it's an x Pachyveria, which is a cross between Pachyphytum and Echeveria. They require very similar care, and like the moon drop, no overwatering as they will split.
The leaves are a little more firmly attached, so they don't fall off at the slightest brush, but each one if it does fall will root on top of the soil, and grow a tiny replica plant.
Happy Succulent Growing!
See these pages for more:
How to grow Echeveria
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