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 fromtaken in spring and summer.
Pachyphytum bracteosum. Themay reach a height of about 12 inches, with in loose rosettes with a delicate grey-white bloom. The flower stalk, 12 inches or more in length, carries 10 to 18 bright red .
Pachyphytum oviferum. A most interesting species with whitish-green egg-shaped thick. The flowers are carmine.