How to grow Graptopetalum paraguayense

Graptopetalum paraguayense growing succulent of the genus Graptopetalum also known as Ghost Plant, Graptopetalum paraguayense perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

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.

Graptopetalum paraguayense flower

Flower color white in star shape there are 3 stars green and the smallest red, flower grow on in clusters.

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Requirements for Graptopetalum paraguayense growing and care:

Can survive frost but better without, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (if you want to have the same as the parents)

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some cultivars can be spiny leaves

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, snails

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just old leaves

Size of the plant?
15-40 cm, 6-16 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

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General information about the flower
White star flowers, there are 3 stars green and the smallest red, flower grow on in clusters.

Scientific name:

Graptopetalum paraguayense

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