About Graptosedum Species
It is a hairless, rosette-forming succulent. The rosettes are up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) in diameter and grow at the tips of ever-lengthening, hanging stems, creating a low spreading colony up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. The leaves are succulent, lanceolate, glaucous, and up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long.
Those grown in partial shade tend to be blue-grey. In full sun they are pinkish-grey. During the winter the leaves take a brownish-purple tinge. The flowers are star-shaped, yellow, up to 0.8 inches (2 cm) in diameter, and are borne on stems up to 6 inches (15 cm) long with 2 to 6 branches, each with 3 to 14 flowers.
|Common Name||Sedum weinbergii, Mother-of-pearl-plant and Ghost plant.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||6 inches|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Keep in a bright sunny location.
Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
Water the plant in the morning, between 8 to 10 am.
Re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season.
Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in the darkroom.
While re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.
Required care in the winter season. If growing in a pot, then kept indoors and growing in outside do mulching.
Graptosedum Species Care
This plant can be grown from leaf cuttings. Pull a leaf from the main stem, leave it to dry for a day, then place it on the surface of the growing medium. The growing medium should be light and well-drained, you can use a mixture of soil, sand, and compost. The leaf will form roots and eventually, a small rosette will appear at the base. It requires a minimum of 10 degrees C temperature and partial sun to form roots and new growth. Remove and pot up the new plant when well-rooted. Water the new plant regularly.
|Sunlight||Full sun to partial shade, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day.|
|Temperature||22 to 35 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer in spring.|
Graptosedum Species Uses
- This plant with its pale blue-green leaves can be used as contrasting foliage in succulent plantings, cactus gardens, or xeriscape plantings
- It is also pretty used as edging for dry borders and in rock gardens
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