Pachyphytum compactum (pak-ee-FY-tum kom-PAK-tum) is a perennial succulent plant from the family Crassulaceae.
The genus Pachyphytum, literally means “thick leaves” in Greek. The hardy succulent is native to Mexico, specifically the states of Queretaro and Hidalgo.
Pachyphytum compactum features short stems and tightly branched leaves forming a closely-set rosette near the top.
This succulent grows in both height and length, giving it a nice round look.
The fleshy leaves of Pachyphytum compactum display a distinct jewel pattern and feature a variety of colors, due to which the succulent is called “little jewel” by some.