×Pachyveria 'Supreme', ×Pachyveria 'Light and Lovely'
×Graptophytum 'Supreme' is a succulent plant with an upright growth habit. The leaves are fleshy, purple-blue, and cluster in rosettes up to 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter.
Flowers are pale yellow with red markings and appear in late winter to early spring.
USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °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. In addition, these plants 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 1/4 strength.
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 plant has rooted and sprouted new leaves.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Graptopetalum.
The origin (most likely created in the United States) and parentage of this intergeneric hybrid are unknown.
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