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Pachyphytum Compactum

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About Pachyphytum compactum

 Pachyphytum compactum, also considered as 'Little Jewel,' features dense rosettes characterized by thick, fleshy leaves. These leaves, often triangular or lanceolate in shape, exhibit an attractive bluish-green hue. Additionally, the edges of the leaves boast a captivating reddish or purplish tinge, further enhancing the plant's aesthetic charm. With a clumping or branching growth habit, Pachyphytum compactum forms multiple rosettes that cluster together, resulting in a visually striking and compact arrangement.

How to care for Pachyphytum compactum

Sunlight/Temperature: Pachyphytum compactum loves full sun, with some shade during the hottest part of the day. Good light exposure helps to keep the plants compact and encourages leaf color and flowering. A spot near a window with sheer curtains or under a shade cloth outdoors is ideal. And it prefers moderate temperatures that range from 60°F to 75°F. With enough temperature swings, the succulent will show its gorgeousness to you.

Watering: Pachyphytum compactum is a succulent with low water requirements. Water it regularly in summer, but remember to reduce watering during winter months. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Avoid placing the plant in standing water, as it can probably cause root rot. To determine the appropriate watering time for the succulent, observe the bottom leaves for signs of dehydration. When the plant requires water, these leaves may exhibit slight wilting and appear less plump or fleshy.

Soil and Pots: Use well-draining soil specifically formulated for succulents or cacti. A mix that contains a combination of materials like peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand provides good drainage. For transplanting these succulent plants, it is recommended to do so during the transition from late winter to early spring. When selecting a new pot, it is advisable to maintain the same size or choose one slightly larger, as Pachyphytum tends to grow to a height of less than one foot.

Propagation: Pachyphytum compactum can be propagated through stem or leaf cuttings. Take a stem cutting from the main plant, allow it to callus for a few days, and plant it in well-draining soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until roots develop. The leaves of this plant have a tendency to detach effortlessly from the stem, but they quickly develop roots from the base and give rise to young plantlets. Gently twist or cut a healthy leaf from the plant, and the treatment of stem cutting followed can also be applied to leaf propagation.

More information

Primary color: green
Secondary color: pink and orange
Bloom color: yellow or pale pink
Cold hardiness: zone 9a to 11b (20°F to 50°F)
Product format: 2'' pot
Suitability: container gardens, rock gardens
Propagation: leaf propagation, stem propagation
Special characteristic: easier to become crested


We pack all shipments by hand. 

We have many years of experience shipping live succulents and cactus plants. We pay close attention to packing and have developed an expert shipping method. All succulents are packed and protected with polypropylene cotton (this is a stuffing used for dolls). We find this is the most effective material for protecting live plants while in transit. It is important to us that you are able to Keep going and Keep growing without any stress about the quality of the product or packaging.

Shipping Speed

In general, it takes 3 to 10 days for plants to arrive after you place your order. All orders will be shipped out 48 hours after you place them. We ship the orders on work days(from Monday to Saturday) and all year round. In normal conditions, it will take 3-10 days for you to receive the package. Estimated shipping times are offered as needed.

HOLIDAYS: During weeks in which a holiday occurs - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, etc. - shipping may be delayed until the following week.

EXTREME WEATHER NOTICE: The Next Gardener reserves the right to hold shipments during storms or periods of extreme heat or cold. This is to ensure your plant does not suffer while it is in transit.

Winter shipping

We insist on shipping succulents to our customers all year round. However due to the extreme winter weather, although we pack succulents with as much protective material as possible, plants are still at increased risk of frost on their way to colder areas. We highly recommend adding one 72-hour heat pack to your order or you can request a hold on the package until it warms up.

Please note that The Next Gardener is not responsible for packages that suffer cold damage without a heat pack. We cannot control the weather. Order at your own risk.

Hawaii, Alaska, and Other US Territories

Fortunately, shipping is available to Alaska, Guam, and other U.S. Territories. However, due to numerous factors beyond our control, including customs checks and shipping delays, free shipping to Hawaii and Puerto Rico is not an option. And we can not provide the 14-day quality guarantee for orders going to Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The buyer will assume all risk of damage when a delivery is delayed. We appreciate your understanding.

Sorry. No International Shipping for now!!!


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Very nice succulent

I really like this succulent. I hope the details will start showing a little more but it's beautiful as it is.

Xia nu Tan


Linda Duran
Petite Beauty!

The plants arrived in good condition. The vases are adorable! Just what I was looking for.

Eugenia Hampton
Charming Succulent!

The succulent leaves and cuttings came packaged very carefully. They were in great shape, and I planted them, so far so good! I love all the choices that were sent! I would buy from this seller again as soon as I have some more pots!!