It is known in Korea as ×Graptosedum 'Vera Higgins', but this name is not correct.
Graptopetalum 'Mirinae' is a succulent shrub that forms rosettes of small fleshy leaves. It resembles Graptopetalum mendozae but has not the same type of rosettes, and the flowers are not pure white as those of G. mendozae but have more or less tiny red dots. The rosettes grow up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) in diameter. Leaves are up to 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) long and 0.2 inches (5 mm) wide. Flowers are up to 0.4 inches (1 cm) in diameter and have 3, 4, or 5 petals.
USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °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 sunlight to look their best. They require gritty porous soil with excellent drainage. Water the plants 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. Fertilize 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 had rooted and sprouted new leaves.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Graptopetalum.
This succulent is supposed to be a hybrid.
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