×Graptoveria 'Milky Way' is a hybrid with an amazing form and colors. It is easy to grow and a great pot succulent.
×Graptoveria 'Milky Way'
×Graptoveria 'Milky Way' is a stunning succulent that forms rosettes of powdery leaves in shades of pink and blue. It is a quick grower that offsets readily, forming beautiful dense clumps. The rosettes can reach a diameter of 4.8 inches (12 cm). The pink coloration is most prominent on the older leaves.
During late spring and early summer, the rosettes produce yellow, bell-shaped flowers on erect stalks with many bracts.
×Graptoveria 'Milky Way' is an intergeneric hybrid created by Echeveria Universe in the United Kingdom and introduced by Surreal Succulents in 2015. The parentage is unknown. Echeveria prolifica is possibly one of the parents.
How to Grow and Care for ×Graptoveria 'Milky Way'
Light: If you want your ×Graptoveria 'Milky Way' to thrive, ensure it gets plenty of sunlight. However, it can also tolerate partial shade but may look slightly rangy. Therefore, when growing indoors, it is best to keep it near a sunny window.
Soil: Good drainage is most important for a healthy plant, so when growing it in a container, choose well-draining soil and a container with drainage holes.
Temperature: ×Graptoveria 'Milky Way' prefers cooler temperatures, but it is not a cold-hardy plant. Its primary growth occurs during spring and fall while slowing considerably during winter. It grows best in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10a to 11b, with average minimum winter temperatures ranging from 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C).
Watering: Instead of giving the plant little splashes of water here and there, soak the soil until water runs out of the drainage holes. After that, wait for the soil to dry out completely before watering again. Water the plant sparingly during the winter, only enough to keep it from shriveling.
Fertilizing: To promote healthy growth and flower production, apply a water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength during the growing season.
Repotting: ×Graptoveria 'Milky Way' does not require frequent repotting, but when it has outgrown its container, repot it in a new pot slightly larger than the old one. After that, give the plant at least a week to readjust before watering.
Propagation: The easiest way to get good-sized new plants is by offsets, but this plant is also easy to propagate by leaves. Spring and summer are the best time to separate offsets.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Graptopetalum.
Toxicity of ×Graptoveria 'Milky Way'
×Graptoveria 'Milky Way' is considered non-toxic, so it is safe for growing around children and pets.
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