Graptosedum California sunset growing succulent subshrub of the genus Graptosedum also known as Graptosedum plant, Graptosedum California sunset perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant for the colorful leaves and its drought tolerant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, desert, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Leaves color red, orange or purple, the base of the leaf can be green or yellow, shape elliptic with pointed top and concave in the back of the leaf.
Graptosedum California sunset flower
Flower color yellow, petals oval with pointed top, there are 4 petals, flowers grow on stems with poon shape leaves.
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How to grow Graptosedum California sunset growing and care:
Well-drained soil, light soil, can grow in hardiness zone of 9b-10a but be aware that the plant might die and need to cover in the winter, few days of frost in winter it can survive but better that the days won’t be together and better to grow it in hardiness zone 10b+.
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed – sowing season it’s in spring to summer, / 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 shade location and let it 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.
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, in order to get the same leaf color
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Toxic for cats
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 9-10a, spring to autumn hardiness zone 10b-11, all year in hardiness zone 12+
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Dead leaves, for design
Size of the plant?
10-30 cm, 4-12 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
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
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half shade, perform better in full sun, in hot climate possible to grow it in half shape but in colder that plant might die in winter
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No, but possible over the winter to keep indoor until the last frost
Growing is also possible in a 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.
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers, petals oval with pointed top, there are 4 petals, flowers grow on stems with poon shape leaves