Pachyveria Clavata

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Pachyveria Clavata is a delightful and somewhat lesser-known succulent. This unique succulent plant is a hybrid between Pachyphytum and Echeveria. What makes Pachyveria Clavata particularly appealing to beginner gardeners is its tolerance to occasional neglect. We have covered many topics about succulents for beginners and how you can start this journey. This post is dedicated to this plant alone!


Pachyveria Clavata has thick, fleshy leaves that blend soft green and blue hues, often with a subtle silver sheen. The leaves grow in a rosette pattern, creating a symmetrical and pleasing appearance. During certain times of the year, you may notice a blush of pink or red at the tips of the leaves, especially when exposed to ample sunlight.

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Having a Pachyveria Clavata is special because you get to see it flower. It grows small, bell-like flowers that are usually pink or red, which make it look even prettier. This plant is great for many places, like a sunny spot near a window, a balcony with some shade, or even in a busy office. Since it’s not too big, it’s perfect for small areas and can even be put in a glass terrarium.

Think of Pachyveria Clavata’s roots like little explorers in the soil. They don’t go too deep but spread out a lot, like searching for water. These roots keep the plant in place and grab water from the soil. They act like tiny water storers, helping the plant stay happy even when it’s not raining.

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Care & Propagation

Light: Place your Pachyveria Clavata in bright, indirect sunlight for a period of 6 to 8 hours per day. It can handle some direct sunlight but protect it from intense afternoon sun. If indoors, put your succulent near a window or use growing light.

Watering: The soil must be dry completely between waterings. Water sparingly but thoroughly, ensuring water drains from the bottom of the pot. Reduce watering during the dormant winter months and increase the frequency in growing seasons.

Soil: Use a well-draining succulent or cactus mix. You can add perlite or coarse sand to enhance drainage. Avoid heavy, water-retaining soils.

Temperature: Pachyveria Clavata loves a range of temperatures between 15°C and 24°C. The minimum it can withstand is under 10°C. You should protect this succulent whenever temperatures go above or below these limits by putting it indoors.

Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced, diluted fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in late fall and winter when the plant is dormant.

DO YOU KNOW? Caring (propagating, pruning/trimming, beheading, watering, …) is a set of skills that is widely applicable to succulents. Read the in-depth guide here >>

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Pachyveria Clavata, like many other succulents, does well in soil that doesn’t hold too much water. It likes places where it can get enough light, but not too bright. You should water it just a little, and make sure the soil is totally dry before you water it again. It’s important not to water it too much, because that can harm the plant.

Propagating Pachyveria Clavata is not a stranger, whether by leaf cuttings or offset cuttings. You can see the in-depth instructions here.

Commonly Asked Questions About Pachyveria Clavata

A thread from u/Phil-O-Dendron: “What’s wrong with my Pachyveria ‘Clavata’?”

Answer: It’s probably overwatering. As you can see, the roots and the top of the leaves are black. This is the consequence of being overwatered. If I were you, I would eliminate the rot parts and let the rest part dry for a few days. After that, you should trim or prune it in another pot, replace the old soil with the new, and provide the instructions I suggest above. Happy planting!!!


Pachyveria Clavata is easy to care for and super appealing. But this one is not a common succulent, so it may not be easy to find one. That’s why we include as many images of this plant as possible for you. And here are even more interesting plants in Succulent City:

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Hey everyone! Welcome to Succulent City! We are all about succulents, cacti, and a bit about air plants. Ten years back, in 2013, we began the journey with succulents. It started as a simple hobby, crafting and selling charming succulent-themed pins and decorations. But as time passed, our fascination with these remarkable plants grew, and we gained extensive knowledge about them. Therefore, Succulent City is the blog as you see it is now. Enjoy your visit and happly planting!

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