This succulent is an intergeneric hybrid that results from a cross between Graptopetalum paraguayense and Echeveria pulidonis. The origin is unknown.
×Graptoveria 'Marpin' is a lovely succulent shrublet that forms short-stemmed rosettes of spoon-shaped, powdery blue-green leaves with pink, red, and purple hues. The rosettes grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. Leaf colors intensify in the cooler months.
In winter and spring, the plant produces clusters of yellow bell-shaped flowers on slender, branched stalks with a few bracts.
This hybrid is also sold as ×Graptoveria 'Pretty in Pink' or Echeveria 'Pretty in Pink'.
How to Grow and Care for ×Graptoveria 'Marpin'
Light: ×Graptoveria 'Marpin' prefers full sun to partial shade. It will stretch if it does not have enough sunlight. If you move it outside in the spring, do it gradually, as the intense afternoon sun can cause sunburn. Indoors, place it near the brightest window of your home.
Soil: Using well-draining soil is extremely important for the health of this plant. Many succulent growers create their own mix, but commercial soil for succulents will work fine.
Temperature: This plant is a tender succulent, which means it must be brought indoors for the winter to survive. ×Graptoveria 'Marpin' 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: It has typical water needs for a succulent. Soak the soil, then let it dry out completely before watering again. If you have saucers under the pots, make sure after a short time to empty the water. During winter, water the plant just enough to keep the leaves from shriveling.
Fertilizing: ×Graptoveria 'Marpin' grows well without fertilizer. Still, it can benefit from extra nutrients. Use a slow-release fertilizer in spring or a liquid fertilizer diluted 2 to 4 times more than usual and use less often than recommended.
Repotting: Repot as needed in spring or early summer. Ensure the soil is dry before repotting.
Propagation: This succulent is easy to propagate from leaves or stem cuttings. Spring is the best time to take cuttings.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of ×Graptoveria 'Marpin'
×Graptoveria 'Marpin' has no toxic effects reported. It is safe around pets and humans, although it is not advisable to eat it.
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