×Graptoveria 'Silver Star'
×Graptoveria 'Silver Star' is a beautiful succulent that forms tight rosettes of silvery-green leaves with pale margins and tipped with a distinctive pinkish bristle. The rosettes grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter, producing offsets to form a clump.
The pinkish flowers are bell-shaped and appear in clusters on branched stalks in spring.
×Graptoveria 'Silver Star' is a hybrid that results from a cross between Graptopetalum filiferum and Echeveria agavoides 'Multifida'.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °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 easily propagated 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 and falls off. The new little ghost plant had rooted and sprouted new leaves by then.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Graptopetalum.
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