Graptopetalum, Ghost Plant, Mother of Pearl Plant 'Variegata'

Graptopetalum paraguayense

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: Variegata

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Good Fall Color

Provides Winter Interest

This plant is fire-retardant

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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 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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Cream/Tan

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From leaf cuttings

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:

Menifee, California

Vista, California

La Luz, New Mexico

Clarksburg, West Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 31, 2012, lovemybabies71 from Despard, WV wrote:

I got a small ghost plant for Mother's Day re potted it as it was in a very tiny pot it was looking great until the day my 2 yr old granddaughter broke the rosette off of the top my leaves look all droopy now is there anything I can do to save my plant ?

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