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Graptopetalum ‘Purple Haze’

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Scientific Name

Graptopetalum ‘Purple Haze’

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Graptopetalum

Description

Graptopetalum ‘Purple Haze’ is a hybrid succulent up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall, that produces stemless, clump-forming rosettes up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter, of plump lavender-gray leaves.  It can easily be confused with Graptopetalum ‘Victor Kane’, also known as Graptopetalum ‘Frank Reinelt’. The difference is that the red markings on the petals of Graptopetalum ‘Purple Haze’ are less pronounced and thinner and the leaves are slightly glossy.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

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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. 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 has rooted and sprouted new leaves… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Graptopetalum

Origin

Graptopetalum ‘Purple Haze’ is a hybrid created by Steve Jankalski between Graptopetalum paraguayense and Graptopetalum superbum.

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