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Tacipetalum 'Stardust'

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Scientific Name

x Tacipetalum 'Stardust'

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: x Tacipetalum

Description

x Tacipetalum 'Stardust' is a hybrid between Tacitus bellus and Graptopetalum saxifragoides, named for its red speckled flowers. It is a small, perennial succulent with rosettes of green leaves. The flowers appear on branched inflorescences.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

The rules for Graptopetalum care are similar to those for most succulents. All require lots of sun to look their best. They require gritty, porous soil with excellent drainage. Water regularly over the summer months, letting the soil dry out between waterings. Minimal water is required over winter. Overwatering is a cause of root rots and the plant can get several pest infestations. Fertilize once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to 1/4 strength.

Graptopetalums 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 plant has rooted and sprouted new leaves.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Graptopetalum.

Origin

x Tacipetalum 'Stardust' is a hybrid between Tacitus bellus and Graptopetalum saxifragoides, created by Myron Kimnach.

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