×Graptoveria 'Titubans' is a beautiful succulent plant with thick, fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves arranged in compact rosettes on creeping stems. It grows up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall and offsets freely to form a dense clump. The rosettes can reach 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter. Blue-gray leaves take on pink hues at the tips in cooler temperatures. They are covered with a fine waxy bloom that gives them a slightly frosted appearance.
Flowers are yellow with red speckles inside, appearing in clusters on short stalks in spring.
USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
The rules for Graptopetalums care are similar to those for most succulents. Container-bound plants thrive in a mixture of peat, sand, or other grit, topsoil, and 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. You should water if it is dry several inches down or the fleshy leaves look shriveled. Overwatering is a cause of root rots, and the plant can get several pest infestations.
The Graptopetalums 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 quickly root below the parent plant and produce a new rosette. 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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Graptopetalum.
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