Graptopetalum filiferum is a unique clump forming succulent plant, grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) before sprouting pups and forming a cluster. Individual rosette is up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter, almost flat to the ground, with about 75-100 leaves densely shingled, re-curving downward with a bristle at the end, and forming a symmetric silver-green mound. Leaves are glabrous, fleshy, spatulate to triangular, slender, metallic green and fine red tips. Flowers are white spotted with red.
The rules for Graptopetalums care are similar to those for most succulents. Container-bound plants thrive in a mixture of peat, sand or other grit, topsoil and a little bit of compost. Full sun is the best situation but they will also grow in partial sun with slightly rangy results.
Graptopetalums need excellent drainage and moderate water. You can tell when to water by sticking your finger in the soil. If it is dry several inches down or the fleshy leaves are looking shriveled, you should water. Over watering is a cause of root rots and the plant can get several pest infestations.
Suitable for Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping
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