×Graptoveria 'Olivia' is a succulent plant that forms rosettes of olive green leaves with a bronze sheen and a pink flush to its margins. The rosettes grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. Flowers are pale yellow, star-shaped, and appear on up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall flower stalks in spring and 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 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 had rooted and sprouted new leaves.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Graptopetalum.
This succulent is an intergeneric hybrid of unknown parentage created by Renee O'Connell.
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