Pachyveria: How to Grow and Care for Powder Puff

Pachyveria Powder Puff

Scientific name: Pachyveria

Common name: Powder Puff

This plant is an Echeveria and Pachyphytum hybrid. The leaves have pink tips when grown in full sun. There are orangish-pink flowers in mature plants.

Quick Look at Pachyveria

  • 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 stem cuttings and leaves
  • Not generally toxic to humans and pets
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Pachyveria ‘Powder Puff’

Pachyveria is well suited for container gardens and hanging baskets. It is a descendant of Echeveria cante and Pachyphytum oviferum.


Pachyveria ‘Powder Puff’ has typical watering needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.

How to Propagate Pachyveria ‘Powder Puff’

Stems or leaves can be used to grow Pachyveria.


Use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors to grow Powder Puff. 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.


Pull a leaf from the mother plant. You will have a smaller chance of success if you don’t keep the leaf on the stem.

Allow the leaf to dry out for a few days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is dry.


  1. Pachyveria (Powder Puff) – Wikipedia

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