Graptopetalum paraguayense grow and care – succulent of the genus Graptopetalum also known as Ghost Plant, Graptopetalum paraguayense perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant can be as groundcover and its drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9+ and with the right overwinter care in hardiness zone 8.
Graptopetalum paraguayense leaves and flower
Leaves color can be: green-gray and can be in the edge purple or red, the shape wedge shape, pointed top can be sharp and fleshy.
Flower color white in star shape there are 3 stars green and the smallest red, flower grow on in clusters.
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How to grow Graptopetalum paraguayense growing and care:
Well-drained soil, better light soil and little bit mix with sandy soil
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seeds / Vegetative reproduction – cutting can be from leaves or stems, cut in the base of the leaf will be better, possible to cut stems or in middle of the leaf, need to let the few days in location with shade and let it heal and dry little bit before put it in the soil, after this put the leaves of stems in the soil watering it with moist and don’t overwater also easier method it’s to bending a branch over and covering it with soil.
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? No, but it’s easier to start by leaf or stem than to start by seeds
Difficulties or problems when growing: Toxic for cats
Planting season: Spring in hardiness zone 8-9, spring to summer in hardiness zone 10a, spring to autumn hardiness zone 10b-11, all year in hardiness zone 12+
Pests and diseases: Slugs, snails
Pruning season: All year, but better in the winter
How to prune: Old leaves, bloom stems and for design
Size of the plant: 15-40 cm, 6-16 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing, when start from seeds it’s really slow
Water requirement: Small amount of water, let it dry between watering, in rainy location need to put under the plants in lava grit or something like that won’t let the water stay in the same place or plant it in higher location like raised-bed gardening, the plant is drought tolerant and possible to grow it in dry tropic / Average amount of water with good drainage
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with a lot of light)
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot, containers: Yes, growing containers it’s easy and need to make sure that there are enough holes for good drainage, also choosing the soil it’s important and also to switch the soil once in few years when the soil loosing, soil can be cactus potting mix or sandy soil and in the bottom of the pot to us little stone like pebbles or something like that.
Bloom season: Summer
General information about the flower White star flowers, there are 3 stars green and the smallest red, flower grow on in clusters.