Pachyveria glauca: How to Grow and Care for Little Jewel

Pachyveria glauca Little Jewel

Scientific name: Pachyveria glauca

Common name: Little Jewel

The leaves of this star-shaped Succulent form a spikey rosette. The leaves have red tips that turn a deep maroon when exposed to the full sun. The flowers bloom in the winter.

Quick Look at Pachyveria glauca

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide
  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by leaves and stem cuttings
  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Pachyveria glauca ‘Little Jewel’

There are two types of Pachphytum and Echeveria. It is a great plant for beginners, as it is able to tolerate a variety of growing conditions.


A typical watering needs for a Succulent is Little Jewel. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

The Pachyveria glauca does well outdoors. It’s perfect for rock gardens and container arrangements. If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F, it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

There is an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Pachyveria glauca ‘Little Jewel’

Pachyveria glauca is very easy to spread.


Little Jewel thrives from leaves.

If you want to propagation a leaf, gently twist the leaf from the stem. The leaf should be a clean pull, where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will increase the chances of a successful propagation.

It is not uncommon for Pachyveria glauca to drop leaves. You can collect the dropped leaves and propagation them as well.

Allow the leaf to dry out for a day or two before placing it on the soil.


A sterile knife or pair of scissors is needed to grow Little Jewel. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.


  1. Pachyveria glauca (Little Jewel) – Wikipedia

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