Botanical name - Pachyphytum Oviferum
Origin - Mexico, found on rocky cliffs
In the wild I'm used to droughts and down pours so try and replicate that in my watering please. If in doubt then leave the water out!
I know I look inviting to touch but please try to admire me just with your eyes. The fine hair covering my leaves rubs off and may not grow back.
Sunny window is a must for me please. I need at least a few hours of direct sunlight to prevent rot and overwatering.
Let me dry out completely so that when you lift me up I'm nice and light with little moisture in the soil. Aim for every 10-14 days in the spring summer season but in winter this might change to just once a month. But remember when you water me to do it thoroughly, give me a proper drink! Why not pop me in a sink for an hour to let me soak up what I need then put my back in my normal place. Whatever you do don't leave me in water for days at a time as I will go mushy and rot.
Overwatering is my biggest killer so remember if my soil's not looking dry or I'm heavier than normal to pick up don't give me any water. If you see mould on my soil the spot I'm in is too dark and I would like to see more sun.
I have a layer of fine hairs all over my leaves giving it the matt blue/grey colouration. Please avoid touching this and rubbing it off. Although it won't harm me that hair will take a long time to grow back and it some cases it won't at all.