Graptosedum, Sedum 'Vera Higgins'


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


Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Grown for foliage

Foliage Color:

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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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

August, California

La Quinta, California

Melbourne, Florida

Miami, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Las Vegas, Nevada

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Garland, Texas

Houston, Texas

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 31, 2018, BelindaClem from Big Stone Gap, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is the first and only plant I have ever rescued. I found it on clearance at the local grocery store for $1. I figured I was having such good luck with succulents lately I would give this pathetic plant a home. Three years later it is THRIVING to the point I had to give it a trim this year. I love it!!


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.