Graptopetalum mendozae Glass & M.Cházaro Basáñez
Graptopetalum mendozae is a small succulent shrub with erect to pendant or decumbent stems and rosettes of pale gray leaves that take on darker colors in the summer months. It grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. Rosettes are up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) in diameter. Flowers are small, white, and star-shaped.
USDA hardiness zones 8a to 10b: from 10 °F (−12.2 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °C).
How to Grow and Care
When planting your Ghost Plant in a container, make sure you choose a well-drained potting mix and a container with drainage holes.
Try mixing Ghost Plant with other succulents for an interesting yet low-maintenance planting. Or you can incorporate your Ghost Plant into a rock garden. You can create a rock garden by piling large rocks like limestone as the base and filling in gaps with smaller stones, gravel, and soil pockets for planting.
Ghost Plant thrives in sunlight, so choose a location to receive full- or half-day sun. When grown as a houseplant, keep it near a south, east, or west window.
Some people prefer to keep their Ghost Plant trimmed to create a fuller shape. For a different look, you can allow it to get a little "leggy." This allows the twisting stems to climb out of the pot, cascading down gently. Be sure to let the soil almost completely dry between waterings.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Graptopetalum.
Native to Mexico.
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