How to Care for and Cultivate Pachyphytum 'Apricot Beauty'

The Pachyphytum 'Apricot Beauty' gives a very gentle feeling and is very prone to bursting heads. With the passage of time, it easily develops into beautiful little old stumps, which are truly stunning. Now that summer has arrived, because of the higher temperatures, many flower enthusiasts say they have trouble growing and maintaining Pachyphytum 'Apricot Beauty'. They tend to revert to their original appearance, losing their variegation. Not only do their colors fade, but they also grow into ordinary succulents, which can look quite unattractive. In severe cases, they may even develop root rot, leaving behind nothing but an empty pot. To ensure that the Pachyphytum 'Apricot Beauty' continues to thrive, it's essential to focus on the following key points.

Controlled watering:
Many flower enthusiasts, in order to avoid waterlogging and root rot in Pachyphytum 'Apricot Beauty' during the summer, simply stop watering altogether. However, this approach is not effective. When caring for Pachyphytum 'Apricot Beauty', it's best to water only after the potting soil has completely dried out. It's preferable to water in the evening when the plants can absorb moisture well. There's no need to saturate the soil, just ensure it's slightly moist.
If Pachyphytum 'Apricot Beauty' is deprived of water throughout the summer, the potting soil will dry out, causing the leaves to become dehydrated and unsightly. This can significantly affect its appearance.

Proper shading:
Pachyphytum 'Apricot Beauty' is a succulent that loves sunlight, but during the intense sunlight of summer, it's essential to provide some shading. When temperatures exceed 35 degrees Celsius, shading becomes necessary. It's advisable to expose them to sunlight in the morning and evening. Otherwise, they may get sunburned. However, prolonged insufficient sunlight can also affect their growth.

Rain protection:
It's crucial not to expose Pachyphytum 'Apricot Beauty' to rain. During the rainy season, especially after rainfall followed by sunlight, the leaves may develop black rot and quickly deteriorate.

Maintain ventilation:
A well-ventilated environment is crucial for the healthy growth of Pachyphytum 'Apricot Beauty'. Many flower enthusiasts find that their Pachyphytum 'Apricot Beauty' plants suffer from diseases and pests because they are kept in poorly ventilated conditions for extended periods, especially after watering, creating a hot and humid environment. If natural ventilation is insufficient, using a fan can help improve airflow.

Disease prevention:
Pachyphytum 'Apricot Beauty' is not very resilient in summer, mainly due to the occurrence of diseases and pests. In addition to maintaining good ventilation, to prevent diseases, it's advisable to spray them regularly with a fungicide like carbendazim. This will help the plants grow better. If there are signs of excessive elongation, removing the lower leaves can help shape the plant into a stump, which looks very attractive.