Pachyveria ‘Blue Haze’

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Pachyveria Blue Haze is a stunning plant, one of the bluest succulents. It is a cultivar like the entire genus, combining Pachyphytum and Echeveria. The unique color and shape of its foliage make it one of the most popular house plants in the market today.

Scientific Name:Pachyveria ‘Blue Haze’
Other Names:Beautyberry, Indian Marrow
Growth Season:Spring and summer
Preferred Temperature:It is not frost tolerant, but it can withstand extremely high temperatures of up to 120oF (49oC)
Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 9b-11
Average Mature Height & Width:It rises to an average of 20 inches with a width of about ten inches.
Dormancy:The plant goes dormant in the hottest months of summer.
Toxicity:When ingested or touched, it is primarily non-toxic to pets and humans. Eating it is, however, not recommended.
Pachyveria ‘Blue Haze’ Summary

Pachyveria Blue Haze Physical Characteristics

This is a small plant that is characterized by thick succulent leaves. These leaves are smooth, plump, and blue-green, but they get some pink tints when the temperatures are significantly high. The leaves are also rounded, and they have tapered ends.

This succulent can have either an upright or decumbent position. It varies from plant to plant as a matter of genetics. The stem branches and then leaves grow directly from these branches. However, it starts with a leaf rosette when the plant is young, but later, when the stem produces branches, the rosettes remain only at the top of the branch.

Also, these rosettes are a bit loose when they get older. Its flowers have a similar color to the leaves. They are rose-shaped with sepals that look like its leaves. The flowers bloom from an arched inflorescence in spring. 

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Pachyveria Blue Haze Care

The plant is a bit delicate where watering is concerned. It requires moderate watering, but salty water accumulates salts in the substrate, affecting the soil negatively. You should therefore use distilled water regularly, but you can give it salt water occasionally. Watering should be more regular during the growing seasons, and you should avoid waterlogging. The substrate, therefore, should be well draining; a commercial cactus mix or loamy soil mixed with an equal measure of gravel.

This Pachyveria does best under bright light, whether direct or indirect. Keep it next to a southern window to expose the plant as much sunlight as possible. Direct, intense sunlight over time causes the leaves to attain a pinkish hue. It requires fertilizer during its growing season. You can feed it every two weeks with a half-strength fertilizer for succulents. The fertilizer should contain phosphorus and potassium. Nitrogen isn’t suitable. It can destroy the plant.

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Pachyveria Blue Haze Growth

Stem and leaf cuttings are the best options for propagation. During pruning, you can obtain the cuttings by clipping off some branches and leaves. Pruning is a necessary part of the plant’s husbandry since it allows you to remove dead leaves to keep the plant neat. Also, it allows for free air circulation, which keeps pests and diseases at bay.

Mealybugs, scale insects, and aphids can attack this plant. Besides keeping it healthy, you can protect the plant using systemic pesticides and cure it using organic contact pesticides. Repotting is only necessary when the plant doubles in size, outgrowing the pot. It is a rare eventuality since the plant grows slowly.

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