How to grow Graptosedum Darley sunshine

Graptosedum Darley sunshine growing succulent subshrub of the genus Graptosedum also known as Graptosedum plant, Graptosedum Darley sunshine perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant for the colored leaves, the plant is drought tolerant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, desert, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 9b+.

Leaves color green with purple edges or in the top, shape elliptic with pointed top and concave in the back of the leaf.

Graptosedum Darley sunshine 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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Requirements for Graptosedum Darley sunshine 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

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves, for design

Size of the plant?
10-30 cm, 4-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

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

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 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, also choosing the soil it’s important and also to switch the soil once in few years when the soil loosing.

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers, petals oval with pointed top, there are 4 petals, flowers grow on stems with spoon shape leaves

Scientific name:

Graptosedum

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