×Graptoveria 'Albert Baynes Variegata' is a colorful plant that makes an excellent addition to a succulent collection.
×Graptoveria 'Albert Baynes Variegata'
Accepted Scientific Name
×Graptoveria 'Albert Baynes'
×Graptoveria baynesii 'Variegata'
×Graptoveria 'Albert Baynes Variegata' is a stunning succulent that forms compact rosettes of variegated leaves at the end of the branches. It branches at the base and higher up the stems, forming a small shrub. The rosettes can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. The leaves are bluish-green to pinkish-red with irregular lighter markings. They are obovate to ovate and can reach up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) in length and 1.6 inches (4 cm) in width.
How to Grow and Care for ×Graptoveria 'Albert Baynes Variegata'
Light: ×Graptoveria 'Albert Baynes Variegata' requires full sun to partial shade for optimal growth. Therefore, place it near the brightest window in your home. In addition, if you are moving the plant outside in spring, do it gradually and avoid exposure to intense afternoon sun.
Soil: Having soil that drains quickly is most important for growing a healthy succulent. While many growers prefer to create their own soil mix, commercial soil for succulents will work fine.
Temperature: High temperatures are not a problem as long as there is plenty of fresh air, but ×Graptoveria 'Albert Baynes Variegata' is a tender succulent and must be brought indoors if there is a risk of freezing temperatures. It grows best in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9a to 11b, with average minimum winter temperatures ranging from 25 to 50 °F (-3.9 to 10 °C).
Watering: During the growing season, the "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for this plant. Water deeply and then let the soil completely dry out before watering again. Water sparingly during the winter, only enough to keep the plant from shriveling.
Fertilizing: Although it can grow well without fertilizer, the plant may benefit from extra nutrients. Feed only during the growing season and use a water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength.
Repotting: If growing it in a container, repot as needed in spring or early summer, but ensure the soil is dry before you start.
Propagation: The easiest way to get a good-sized new plant is by taking stem cutting. While ×Graptoveria 'Albert Baynes Variegata' is also easy to propagate by leaves, they usually do not result in variegated plants.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of ×Graptoveria 'Albert Baynes Variegata'
×Graptoveria 'Albert Baynes Variegata' has no toxic effects reported. But although it is safe for growing around children and pets, eating the plant is not advisable.
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