Graptopetalum paraguayense f. variegata
Accepted Scientific Name
Graptopetalum paraguayense (N.E.Br.) E.Walther
Variegated Ghost Plant
Graptopetalum paraguayense 'Variegata'
Graptopetalum paraguayense f. variegata is a beautiful succulent that forms rosettes of fleshy, flat, pointed leaves. The rosettes grow at the tips of ever-lengthening stems that become pendent over time. Leaves are bluish-gray with some pink to light purple hue and variegated with cream or pinkish-yellow. The amount of variegation varies from rosette to rosette. In spring, it produces white star-shaped flowers with tiny red specks.
USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °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.
Graptopetalum paraguayense f. variegata is a variegated form of Graptopetalum paraguayense.
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