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Ghost Plant, Mother of Pearl Plant
Graptopetalum paraguayense 'Pinky'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Graptopetalum (grap-toh-PET-al-um) (Info)
Species: paraguayense (par-uh-gway-EN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Pinky

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Brentwood, California

Coalinga, California

Richmond, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Brooksville, Florida

Cincinnati, Ohio

Dallas, Texas

Houston, Texas

North Richland Hills, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 7, 2010, Get_growing from Dallas, TX wrote:

Great "cute appeal." Love the pink color, and there is plenty of it. I have mine in pots, and have had complete success. Plan to try one or two in-ground plants with other succulants next spring. Easy to propogate with just a leaf, like sedums. No die-back at 28 degrees, our coldest weather so far this winter, though I have placed one in window-sill of shed just in case!