The genus consists of about 9 species. All make handsome and attractive plants by reason of their perfect shape and delicate colouring. All species originate from Mexico. They are easily propagated from cuttings taken in spring and summer.

Pachyphytum bracteosum. The stems may reach a height of about 12 inches, with leaves in loose rosettes with a delicate grey-white bloom. The flower stalk, 12 inches or more in length, carries 10 to 18 bright red flowers.

Pachyphytum oviferum. A most interesting species with whitish-green egg-shaped thick leaves. The flowers are carmine.

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