Pachyphytum oviferum - Pink Moonstone


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Pink Moonstone (Pachyphytum oviferum) (Purpus): An adorably rounded soft succulent that grows on cliffs in Central Mexico. Pachyphytum is Latin for "thick plant" and Moonstone (aka Sugar Almond Plant) really lives up to its name with round, chubby leaves. This pink form of the species can range from peachy pink to pale lilac and are coated in a powdery layer of farina for sun protection.

Though the rosettes stay under 4.0" wide, the stems can grow up to 8.0" long, either prostrate on the ground or trailing from a container. They are very easy to propagate, particularly from stem cuttings (more info) and they produce red and white flowers on 1.0' tall bloom stalks in early spring.

Pink Moonstone thrives with plenty of sunshine, deep, infrequent water, and great drainage. As a soft succulent, it needs protection from freezing temperatures, but it can overwinter indoors if kept near a sunny window or under a grow light. P. oviferum trails beautifully from pots, but try to use containers with drainage holes and gritty, well-draining soil. Water deeply enough for water to run out of the drainage hole, but do not water again until the soil has completely dried.

Color - Primary


Color - Secondary

Purple / Black

Bloom Color

White Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Recommended Light Conditions

Filtered / Partial Sun

Maximum Height


Maximum Rosette Size


Growth Habit / Shape

Loose Rosette

Growth Habit / Shape

Vertical Grower / Tall Stem


Year-round Color

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

Special Characteristic

Pet Safe

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