Graptopetalum macdougallii, Laxmi Kamal, Lakshmi Kamal – Succulent Plant
Succulents are popular for two simple reasons: they are beautiful and nearly indestructible. Graptopetalum macdougallii is an attractive succulent plant with leaves arranged in rosettes and a great confidence booster for the new gardener to grow.
- What makes it special:
One of the Beautiful and hardy succulent.
- Low maintenance plant.
- Best for sunny windows.
|1||Graptopetalum macdougallii, Laxmi Kamal, Lakshmi Kamal – Succulent Plant|
|2||3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
Graptopetalum macdougallii is an attractive succulent plant belonging to the family of the Crassulaceae. The leaves are arranged in rosettes. Each ground-hugging rosette bears up to 50 leaves and is up to 3 inches in diameter. This gives mature succulents a rangy appearance, which is easily fixed by pinching back.
The leaves are rounded, tongue-shaped to semi-spathulate, bright bluish to greenish, glaucous, and sharply pointed at the apex. The flower has 5 petals marked with dense red lines.
|Common Name||Ghost plant|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 6 inch|
|Bloom Time||Spring and Summer|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
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Keep the plant in a Natural indirect bright light/Artificial bright light area.
Protect the Money plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.
soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content.
Water a plant when the topsoil in the pot (3 to 4 inch) feels dry to touch.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10 am.
Application of Fertilizer:
Apply fertilizer a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season.
Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots to the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture.
When a plant outgrows the current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
Do the repotting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days then move the plant to its required light condition.
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Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts.
Graptopetalum Macdougallii Care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Keep the plant in Natural indirect /Artificial bright Light.
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch.
Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
|Sunlight||Natural indirect bright light/Artificial bright light|
|Watering||Water a plant when the topsoil in the pot (3 to 4 inches) feels dry to touch.
Do not overwater the plant
|Soil||Soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content.|
|Temperature||15 to 35-degree celsius|
|Fertilizer||Apply organic fertilizers|
Graptopetalum Macdougallii Special Feature
The silvery gray to bluish-green foliage has a pinkish tinge to the edges of the leaves when they are young.
Graptopetalum Macdougallii Uses
- It is one of the excellent ornamental plants
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