×Graptoveria 'Ruby Donna' is a small plant with a unique and eye-catching appearance.
×Graptoveria 'Ruby Donna'
×Graptoveria 'Ruby Donna' is a Korean hybrid of unknown parentage.
×Graptoveria 'Ruby Donna' is a stunning small succulent that forms compact rosettes of thick, fleshy, pale green leaves with beautiful brownish-pink hues towards the tips. The rosettes can grow up to 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter and produce offsets, forming a dense clump as they mature. The color of the leaves may vary depending on the season and growing conditions.
During late spring and early summer, the rosettes produce bell-shaped, pale yellow flowers with red markings on erect, much-branched stalks with numerous bracts.
How to Grow and Care for ×Graptoveria 'Ruby Donna'
Light: ×Graptoveria 'Ruby Donna' requires full sun to partial shade for optimal growth. Therefore, place it near the brightest window in your home. In addition, if you are moving the plant outside in spring, do it gradually and avoid exposure to intense afternoon sun.
Soil: Having soil that drains quickly is most important for growing a healthy succulent. While many growers prefer to create their own soil mix, commercial soil for succulents will work fine.
Temperature: High temperatures are not a problem as long as there is plenty of fresh air, but ×Graptoveria 'Ruby Donna' is a tender succulent and must be brought indoors if there is a risk of freezing temperatures. 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: During the growing season, the "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for this plant. Water deeply and then let the soil completely dry out before watering again. Water sparingly during the winter, only enough to keep the plant from shriveling.
Fertilizing: Although it can grow well without fertilizer, the plant may benefit from extra nutrients. Feed only during the growing season and use a water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength.
Repotting: If growing it in a container, repot as needed in spring or early summer, but ensure the soil is dry before you start.
Propagation: The easiest way to get a good-sized new plant is by taking stem cuttings, but ×Graptoveria 'Ruby Donna' 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 Echeveria.
Toxicity of ×Graptoveria 'Ruby Donna'
×Graptoveria 'Ruby Donna' has no toxic effects reported. But although it is safe for growing around children and pets, eating the plant is not advisable.
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