Graptopetalum Species, Ghost Plant, Mother of Pearl Plant
Graptopetalum paraguayense

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

Category
Alpines and Rock Gardens

Water Requirements
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure
Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage
Grown for foliage
Provides Winter Interest

Foliage Color

Height
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing
3-6 in. (7-15 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)

Where to Grow
Can be grown as an annual

Danger
N/A

Bloom Color
Red
White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics

Bloom Size

Bloom Time
Mid Spring

Other details

Soil pH requirements
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information
Non-patented

Propagation Methods
From leaf cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
By simple layering

Seed Collecting