×Graptoveria 'Margaret Rose'
×Graptoveria 'Norma', ×Graptoveria 'Pearl'
×Graptoveria 'Margaret Rose', also known as ×Graptoveria 'Norma', is a beautiful small succulent that forms short-stemmed rosettes of pale blue-green leaves with a thick coating of epicuticular wax. The rosettes grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, offsetting from the base to form a clump. Leaves are thick, fleshy, and spoon-shaped with a pointed tip. The new leaves usually have a pink to lavender hue.
Flowers are bell-shaped, pale yellow with red markings, and appear in clusters on branched inflorescences in spring and summer.
How to Grow and Care for ×Graptoveria 'Margaret Rose'
Light: ×G. 'Margaret Rose' prefers full sun to partial shade. If you move your plant outside in the spring, do it gradually. The intense afternoon sun can cause sunburn. During the winter, when the plant is inside, place it near the brightest window in your home. It will stretch if it does not have enough sunlight.
Soil: This succulent needs a potting soil mix that drains quickly. Many growers will create their own mix. However, commercial succulent potting mixes will work fine.
Temperature: This plant is a tender succulent, which means it must be brought indoors for the winter to survive. ×G. 'Margaret Rose' can withstand temperatures as low as 25 °F (-3.9 °C). USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9b to 11b, 25 to 50 °F (-3.9 to 10 °C).
Watering: Provide moderate amounts of water from spring to fall. The "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for watering ×G. 'Margaret Rose'. If you have saucers under the pots, make sure after a short time to empty the water. Water your plant just enough to keep it from shriveling during winter.
Fertilizing: ×G. 'Margaret Rose' grows well without fertilizer. Still, it may benefit from the extra nutrients. Use a slow-release fertilizer in spring or a liquid fertilizer diluted 2 to 4 times more than usual and used less often than recommended.
Repotting: Repot the plant only as needed during the growing season in spring or early summer. To repot your ×G. 'Margaret Rose', ensure the soil is dry before repotting.
Propagation: This succulent is propagated from leaf or stem cuttings. Spring is the best time to take cuttings.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of ×Graptoveria 'Margaret Rose'
×G. 'Margaret Rose' has no toxic effects reported. It is safe around pets and humans, although it is not advisable to eat it.
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