Moonstone Plant resembles some Echeverias. This species is the most familiar of the eight belonging to the genus Pachyphytum, all native to Mexico. Although it is rarely grown as a house plant and is not much cultivated by growers of succulents, it deserves greater attention. It has a short, thick. The large, prominent, succulent are obovate, 3-5 cm (1-2 inch) long, up to 1.5 cm thick and coated with a bluish bloom. The , which appear in spring, are drooping and greenish with a pink throat.
It requires a light, well-ventilated, at normal room temperature in summer and at 5°-10°C (41°-50°F) in winter. Water only when the is dry. Repot every other spring, taking care not to rub the bloom off the . Propagate by detaching a and allowing it to dry. Then lay it on the surface of the growing medium where it will soon . After it has put out , pot it up in a small pot in clay .