Graptosedum
X Graptosedum 'Vera Higgins'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: X Graptosedum
Cultivar: Vera Higgins
Additional cultivar information:(aka Bronze, Alpen Glow)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

August, California

La Quinta, California

Miami, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Las Vegas, Nevada

Garland, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 21, 2010, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I had a hard time identifying this plant, mostly because the first few photos on this page made the plant look so much different than it does in my yard, or anywhere here in outdoors southern California. Then I realized that that was the problem. Lots of plants look different outdoors than they do indoors, sometimes so different that it is hard to believe they are the same plants. Outdoors this is a short, triangular-leaved plant often with reddish to maroon leaves, while in indoor or more protected situations, this plant has longer, thinner and more pale turquoise leaves. The two hardly look alike at all.

Positive

On Oct 6, 2007, jamlover from Delhi, IA wrote:

Parentage believed to be Graptopetalum paraguayensis and Sedum stahlii. As older leaves fall off, the stem is soon covered with new growth.