x Graptoveria 'Harry Watson'
Echeveria 'Harry Watson'
x Graptoveria 'Harry Watson' is a beautiful succulent with compact rosettes of soft, bluish-green to brownish-pink leaves. It offsets freely to form dense mounds. Rosettes are up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. Flowers are yellow-pink and appear in summer.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
The rules for Graptopetalum care are similar to those for most succulents. Container-bound plants thrive in a mixture of peat, sand, or other grit, topsoil, and a little bit of compost. Full sun is the best situation, but they will also grow in partial sun with slightly rangy results.
Graptopetalums need excellent drainage and moderate water. You can tell when to water by sticking your finger in the soil. If it is dry several inches down or the fleshy leaves are looking shriveled, you should water. Overwatering is a cause of root rots, and the plant can get several pest infestations.
These succulents 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.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Graptopetalum.
x Graptoveria 'Harry Watson' is an intergeneric hybrid between Graptopetalum paraguayense and Echeveria 'Rubella', created by Albert Baynes. First published and named by J. C. van Keppel in 1979.
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