Graptopetalum
Graptopetalum pentandrum subsp. superbum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Graptopetalum (grap-toh-PET-al-um) (Info)
Species: pentandrum subsp. superbum
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Silver/Gray

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Jones, Alabama

Clayton, California

Clearlake, California

Los Angeles, California

Menlo Park, California

Reseda, California

San Diego, California

San Jose, California

Santee, California

Savannah, Georgia

Poplarville, Mississippi

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 22, 2014, natureguyfrog from San Diego, CA wrote:

Names are very important to me! Unfortunately many names escape descriptive qualities for the sake of someone's ego! Now the name "pentandrum" is at least mostly explainatory. I know that "pentandrous" means 5 stamens.

Need help. How -drous becomes -drum? or is an additional meaning?

Aside from that...I find this is a spectacular species! Also...and yet I may be way our of line here...I have found that if you carefully view this plant from above it seems to me that the leaves are arranged in groupings of five as well! However it is a lot more subtle but it seems that you may (or not) find groupings of leaves of proportionately similar size progressions of size in approximate groupings of five in a spiral formation.

Regardless as to whether this ... read more

Positive

On Dec 30, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of my favorite Crassulacea species. It has fleshy, thick, and wonderfully lavendar leaves. Rosettes up to 5" in diameter and have a flattened 'face'. Suckers profusely and easy to grow from cuttings. Great plant for landscaping in southern California, particularly rocky areas, and one of the best pot succulents. Seems to always stay compact if given plenty of sun (handles full, hot sun fine). But if allowed, will make hanging rosettes (as it does in nature), so great for hanging pots, too. Not prone to rot, either, if accidentally watered too much. EASY!!

Positive

On Feb 25, 2004, Maudie from Harvest, AL wrote:

These plants are easily propagated from leaf cuttings.

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On Feb 21, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Introduced in 1987