How to grow Graptoveria

Graptoveria growing succulent of the genus Graptoveria also known as Hens and Chicks, Graptoveria perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics climate or as climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Leaves color can be: green, blue, purple, red, pink or orange, the shape wedge shape, pointed top can be sharp.

Graptoveria flower

Flower color can be: pink, purple, peach white, yellow, orange or more than one color with five petals flowers grow in inflorescence grows on stems.

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Requirements for Graptoveria 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:

Blooming information

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General information about the flower
Five petals flowers color can be: pink, purple, peach white, yellow, orange or more than one color, flowers grow in inflorescence grows on stems

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