The Darley Sunshine Succulent Graptosedum ‘Francesco Baldi’

Graptosedum 'Francesco Baldi'

Graptosedum ‘Francesco Baldi’ is a known hybrid of two Mexican species – Graptopetalum Paraguayense and Sedum Pachyphyllum. This succulent got the pink color of Graptopetalum Paraguayense and the leaf shape of Sedum pachyphyllum. Graptosedum Francesco Baldi can naturally grow in subtropical, Mediterranean, desert, and tropical climates. It is known due to its physical appearance Graptosedum Francesco Baldi is mainly used as an ornamental plant.

Scientific NameGraptosedum Francesco Baldi
Other NamesGraptosedum Darley Sunshine, Graptosedum Blue Pearl, Graptosedum Edelfrau, Graptosedum Frostbite, Graptosedum Pink Beauty, Graptosedum Van Keppel, Sedeveria Starburst, Sedeveria Doinet
Growth SeasonSpring and Fall season
Preferred Temperature20 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (-6.7 to 10 degrees Celsius)
Hardiness ZoneUSDA Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Average Mature Height & Width 20 cm tall and 12.5 cm in diameter
DormancySummer season or when the temperature is higher
ToxicityNon-toxic to humans and animals
Graptosedum ‘Francesco Baldi’ Summary

Graptosedum Francesco Baldi’s Physical Characteristics

This succulent has rosettes forming green leaves with purple-red edges. As the rosettes of leaves continue to grow, they will eventually spiral. The shape of the leaves is elliptic and has a pointed top. Graptosedum Francesco Baldi will bloom during the spring season and produce yellow or white flowers. Typically, the flowers have 4 star-shaped petals and appear on up to 6 inches long stems, and have 2 to 6 branches. Each branch may produce 3 to 14 flowers.

Graptosedum Francesco Baldi/ Graptosedum Darley Sunshine Care

Graptosedum Francesco Baldi needs typical succulent care. Water your succulent regularly during the summer season, just make sure that the soil dries out in between watering. During the winter season, lessen the watering duration. Just like for any succulent, overwatering causes infestation and root rot. Graptosedum Francesco Baldi prefers full sunlight to partial shade. The full sunlight turns the mint green rosettes into pink blush. For the soil, always use well-draining loose soil. The soil mixture must be able to hold moisture but at the same time must be gritty and porous. You may feed your Graptosedum Francesco Baldi once a month during its growing season. Use a balanced fertilizer diluted to ¼ strength.

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Graptosedum Francesco Baldi Growth

This type of succulent can be propagated through the stem, leaf cuttings, and offsets. A healthy mother plant is all it requires for your Graptosedum Francesco Baldi to propagate new plants. Propagation through seeds is feasible but requires a longer period of time and has a low success rate. Germination alone usually takes 2 to 4 weeks. When propagating through cuttings and offsets, always allow your Graptosedum Francesco Baldi to be calloused for a few days prior to replanting.

You may prune your Graptosedum Francesco Baldi to keep it clean and organized. Remove any dying or dead leaves to avoid the spread of any infestation or disease. Frequent repotting is also not required. Your Graptosedum Francesco Baldi might only need to be repotted once it grows bigger than its current pot. Unfortunately, Graptosedum Francesco Baldi is considered to be a pest magnet. It easily attracts aphids, scales, spider mites, white butterflies, etc. These pests can be easily removed using your bare hands or by washing them out with water and mild insecticidal soap.

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