Succulent Plant without an identity

by Joel

Unknown succulent

Unknown succulent

Anyone know the name of this succulent plant? I bought it last year on a flea market for 2USD and this year a large stem with pink orange yellow flowers appeared.

Propagation was easy: I just planted the fallen leaves and they started growing tiny flowerish leaves again. Very cute.

Searched on many forums for the name of this succulent, also to get some more details on minimum temperatures and it's origin. But no luck so far. Can you help? Thank you so much in advance!!

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Aug 10, 2010
Here's a start
by: Jacki

Hi Joel, what a find - that is a beautiful plant, without a doubt.

What you have is some type of Pachyveria, which are a cross between Pachyphytum and Echeveria and display characteristics of both, depending on the specific parent plants.

The tendency of the leaves to drop, as well as the distinct watermarks on the leaves are indicative of Pachyphytum, and the blooms are similar to Echeveria.

Unfortunately, it's very difficult to identify the exact variety as they appear very different depending on the conditions they are grown in.

Care is similar for all - warm, bright light and allowing the soil to dry between each watering, pruning to propagate or keep in shape, and removal of old flower spikes. See more on how to grow Echeveria here.

Aug 11, 2010
Thank you so much
by: Joel

Thank you so much Jacki for your prompt reply. I found out it also looks a lot like a Pachyveria glauca a.k.a. "silver jewel". At least it looks a lot like the pictures by other succulent fanatics. Anyway I have about 15 small succulents growing from this bigger one. I hope they'll survive the winter, because they're staying in a unheated wintergarden. Maybe I'll move them inside, it would be a pity to lose them to the cold.

If any other visitors of Drought Smart Plants have any other suggestions for growth and/or origin, please don't hesitate! All information is welcome.

Thanks again!


Aug 11, 2010
Could be TROUBLE!!!
by: Countrymouse

Hi Joel,
Uh Oh - looks like you've been bitten by the "bug".

I was "infected" after a simple purchase early this spring and have given up fighting it, I now admit to being "crazy for succulents".

Succulents of any variety are lovely and Echeveria are one of my favorites - mind you, I think I have about 30 "favorites" thus far.
Your plant produces gorgeous flowers and certainly sounds like propagation is easy enough.

I'm not sure where you're located but most tender succulents aren't happy with cold weather and just throw up their hands and die with the first frost.

Jacki will know for sure, but I've arranged a "winter get-a-way" indoors for mine.

Since yours reproduces so easily, you could always leave one or two outside to see what happens, and bring a well established plant (or two) indoors to make sure you still have one for next year.

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