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PlantFiles: Graptoveria
X Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: X Graptoveria (grap-toh-VER-ree-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fred Ives

4 vendors have this plant for sale.

17 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive SelahLady On Oct 18, 2010, SelahLady from Selah, WA wrote:

I grew this plant as part of a container garden this past summer. It received all but late afternoon sun. I have brought it inside now and repotted it to enter in the local garden club's flower show. I'm sure it will take a ribbon.

Positive crazymary On Jan 16, 2010, crazymary from Lodi, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant is hardier than stated. I'm in Lodi (zone 8b) and it just survived a very harsh frost with no damage. No tip damage whatsoever.

Positive mswestover On Oct 3, 2009, mswestover from Yulee, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

One little plant grew into a monster in a year. Then the pot broke and the long stems broke too. Put the broken stems and even leaves in about ten pots and now I am overrun with this plant. Easy to grow and the long stems look good hanging out of a pot. I think I will try some in the ground next.

Positive RonniePitman On Feb 23, 2008, RonniePitman wrote:

I'm told that it's a cross of a Graptopetalum and Echeveria species.

Positive palmbob On Oct 18, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a very vigorous grower in the garden, and can take over an area if let alone. It makes the most beautiful, large rosettes of purplish yellow-orange to blue green (depending on time of year). I is super easy to propogate from cuttings, and not a single cutting I have made, no matter how carelessly, as failed to grow. In addition, it makes bulbils off its flower stalks that also grow quite vigorously. Don't know what it's a cross of (other than of course being a Graptopetalum and an Echeveria... as all Graptoverias are), but it's one of my favorite Crassulaceae.

This is a cross between Graptopetalum paraguayense and Echeveria gibbiflora


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brea, California
Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California
Clearlake, California
Reseda, California
Richmond, California
Riverside, California
San Diego, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Santee, California
Vista, California
Yorba Linda, California
Yulee, Florida
Austin, Texas

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