Graptosedum Blue Giant – An Interesting Intergeneric Hybrid Succulent

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What a pity when you ignore Graptosedum Blue Giant, a stunning succulent with numerous exciting things. This succulent has received much love from gardeners because of its features and easy care requirements. And nothing can’t be happier when all these factors are revealed in this article below!!

Physical Characteristics

In general, this plant maintains a compact size, typically reaching 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 centimeters) and spreading to about 8 inches (20 centimeters). Graptosedum Blue Giant has a distinctive appearance sets it apart from other succulents. Its thick, fleshy leaves are a beautiful blue-green, purple, or pink shade. These leaves are small, about 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 centimeters) long. They are not round, a bit pointed at the end.

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Next, we will have a look at its flowers. They are small, with an inch (1.25 centimeters) in diameter. They are also charming and colorful thanks to various colors, from shades of pink, orange, red, or yellow. You often see this lovely feature during the spring and early summer months. The exact timing for this bloom can be sooner if you provide sufficient growing conditions. Besides, these flowers usually can last a few weeks before they fade away.

Graptosedum Blue Giant has a relatively shallow and fibrous root system. The roots also play a role in water storage besides the leaves and stem. These roots help the succulent absorb the soil’s nutrients and maintain overall health. Because of that, you should care for the root system, meaning you care for your succulent.

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Care Requirements

Light: This succulent thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. A sunny windowsill or a location with filtered sunlight is ideal. Keeping it 6 to 8 hours per day is appropriate for this Graptosedum. While it can tolerate some direct sun in the morning, protection from intense afternoon sun is important to prevent leaf damage.

Temperature: Graptosedum Blue Giant prefers moderate to warm temperatures. It’s not cold-hardy and should be protected from extremely low temperatures. Maintaining temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) is typically ideal.

Watering: Water the plant thoroughly when the soil’s top inch (2.5 centimeters) feels dry. Be cautious about overwatering, as succulents are prone to root rot if kept too wet. You may need to water every 2-4 weeks during the growing season. Depending on conditions, you can reduce the frequency to every 6-8 weeks or even less in the dormant season.

Soil: Plant Graptosedum Blue Giant in a well-draining succulent or cactus soil mix. You can also combine regular potting soil with perlite or sand to improve drainage.

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Fertilizing: Fertilize your Graptosedum Blue Giant sparingly in the growing seasons with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer.

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Graptosedum Blue Giant Growth

Propagation: Graptosedum Blue Giant can be propagated easily through stem or leaf cuttings. Allow the cuttings to callus for a day or two before planting them in well-draining soil. 

Common Issues: Common succulent pests like mealybugs or aphids may occasionally affect your Graptosedum. Regularly inspect your plant and take appropriate measures to address any infestations promptly.

A commonly asked question about Adenia Glauca

A thread from u/SnooPickles17: “I got this blue giant a few weeks ago, and ever since I’ve noticed that its bottom leaves have one-by-one been turning yellow and drying out/dropping off. At first I was worried that it might be because I kept it in the small pot that it came in for too long, but it’s still been doing this since transferring to my larger succulent tray around a week and a half ago. Right now, it’s sitting in a sunny south-facing window. It’s also potted in a cactus soil mix, and I’ve only really watered it thoroughly like once or twice since getting it, so I don’t believe that it’s overwatered. If it helps, I got the pachyphytum ganzhou (cut off in the lower left corner) on the same day, and it’s doing fine. Any advice would be appreciated!! :)”

Answer: You should check the roots before watering. Another factor you should focus on when watering is the soil. Put your finger into your soil about 2,5 cm and check whether the soil is dry.

Last Few Words

In conclusion, Graptosedum Blue Giant is a succulent blend of beauty and a simple care guide. Whether used as a ground cover, container plant, or indoor specimen, it is an excellent choice for any succulent collection. With proper attention to its needs, you can enjoy the beauty of Graptosedum Blue Giant in your home or garden for years to come.

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