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Graptosedum 'Vera Higgins'

X Graptosedum

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


Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring


Grown for foliage


Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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:


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.


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.