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Graptoveria ‘Douglas Huth’

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Scientific Name

x Graptoveria ‘Douglas Huth’

Synonyms

Echeveria ‘Dr. Huth’s Pink’, Graptopetalum ‘Dr. Huth’s Pink’, Graptopetalum ‘Dr. Huth’s Blue’, Graptopetalum californica, Graptopetalum uruguayense, Echeveria ‘Perle d’Azur’

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: x Graptoveria

Description

x Graptoveria ‘Douglas Huth’ is a stemless, clump-forming succulent up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall, with rosettes of thick gray-green leaves. In full sun it turns vibrant pink and in shade it turns bluish. Pink flowers appear in spring on long arching stems.

Graptoveria 'Douglas Huth'

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

The rules for Graptopetalums care are similar to those for most succulents. All require lots of sun to look their best. They require gritty porous soil with excellent drainage. Water regularly over the summer months letting the soil dry out between waterings. Minimal water is required over winter. Overwatering is a cause of root rots and the plant can get several pest infestations. Fertlize once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to ¼ strength.

The Graptopetalums are generally easy to propagate, by seeds, leaf cuttings or offsets. Any rosette that breaks off has the potential to root and start a new plant. Even a leaf that drops off will root below the parent plant and produce a new rosette quickly. The new plant feeds off the leaf until it shrivels up and falls off. By then the new little ghost plant has rooted and sprouted new leaves.

The Graptopetalums are generally easy to propagate, by seeds, leaf cuttings or offsets. Any rosette that breaks off has the potential to root and start a new plant. Even a leaf that drops off will root below the parent plant and produce a new rosette quickly… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Graptopetalum.

Origin

This hybrid was probably created by Douglas Huth, from Graptopetalum paraguayense crossed with an unknown Echeveria species, possibly Echeveria gigantea.

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