Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’

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Graptosedum Ghosty is native to Tamaulipas, Mexico and a known Graptopetalum and Sedum hybrid succulent. Since it produces trailing rosettes it is often seen in hanging pots. Due to their similar features, Graptosedum Ghosty vs Graptopetalum Paraguayense (Ghost Plant) is a common comparison. The difference between these two succulents will become very obvious when they start to produce flowers. Graptopetalum Paraguayense produces lavender flowers while Graptosedum Ghosty produces yellow-pinkish ones. The shape of their leaves are also different as Graptopetalum Paraguayense have flatter leaves than Graptosedum Ghosty.

FamilyCrassulaceae
GenusGraptosedum
Scientific NameGraptosedum Ghosty
Other NamesGraptosedum Poindexter
Growth SeasonSpring and Fall season
Preferred Temperature65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 27 degrees Celsius)
Hardiness ZoneUSDA Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Average Mature Height & Width12 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter
ToxicitySummer season
ToxicityNon-toxic to humans and animals
Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ Summary

Plant’s Physical Characteristics

The main feature of your Graptosedum Ghosty is its silver to gray fleshy leaves with a hint of pink. During the winter season, it also blooms and produces yellow flowers with red or pink flickering hue. Typically, Graptosedum Ghosty flowers have 4 pointed petals each. These beautiful physical attributes of Graptosedum Ghosty make it a great addition to your succulent collection. The leaves form rosettes at the end of basally branched stems. Graptosedum Ghosty seeds require at least 2 weeks to germinate and need to be sown at least 0.5cm deep.

Graptosedum Ghosty Plant Care

This succulent is generally easy to grow and an ideal choice for new succulent lovers. Graptosedum Ghosty just needs typical watering. Use the soak and dry method when watering and make sure to avoid excess water to sit on the roots to avoid rotting. Graptosedum Ghosty prefers full sunlight to partial shade. Always use a well-draining cactus soil for your succulent. You may purchase a cactus soil mixture at your local garden shop or you may create your own by combining perlite, sand, and a standard soil mixture. You may feed your Graptosedum Ghosty during the start of its growing season which is during spring.

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Graptosedum Ghosty Plant Growth

The easiest ways to propagate your Graptosedum Ghosty is through leaf and stem cuttings. A healthy mother plant is all it requires to have a successful propagation. Offsets can also easily produce new Graptosedum Ghosty is advisable to conduct propagation during the spring or summer season. Pruning might be necessary to keep your succulent organized. It is crucial to  remove any dying or dead leaves or stems. Pruning also helps in avoiding any spread of bacteria or diseases. This type of succulent doesn’t need much repotting. You make repot your Graptosedum Ghosty once it grows bigger than its current pot. Once repotted, don’t forget to wait for at least a week prior to watering your succulent. Using fresh soil when repotting is also advisable to avoid clogging and spread of any previous fungi or bacteria living in your soil.

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