×Tacisedum 'Barton Pink'
×Graptosedum 'Barton Pink'
×Tacisedum 'Barton Pink', also known as ×Graptosedum 'Barton Pink', is a small succulent that forms rosettes of grayish-green with whitish margins. The rosettes grow up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) in diameter. Leaves are up to 1.6 inches (6.5 cm) long. Flowers are star-shaped and up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) across and appear at the top of up to 10 inches (25 cm) long, branched inflorescences. The petals are bright pink with a darker mid stripe inside and much paler pink with a greenish pink mid-stripe outside.
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 sunlight to look their best. They require gritty, porous soil with excellent drainage. Water the plants 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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Graptopetalum.
This succulent is a hybrid resulting from the cross between ×Tacisedum 'Heswall' (also known as ×Graptosedum 'Heswall') and Tacitus bellus (also known as Graptopetalum bellum).
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