Graptopetalum macdougallii - 20 seeds

Graptopetalum macdougallii - 20 seeds

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Graptopetalum macdougallii is an attractive succulent plant with leaves arranged in rosettes. Each ground-hugging rosette bears up to 50 leaves and is up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter. The leaves are up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) long, up to 0.6 inch (1.5 cm) wide, rounded, tongue-shaped to semi-spathulate, bright bluish to greenish, glaucous, and sharply pointed at the apex. The flowers are up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) across, each with 5 petals marked with dense red lines.

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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. Overwatering is a cause of root rots and the plant can get several pest infestations. Summer growers. Graptopetalums require gritty porous soil with excellent drainage. Water regularly over the summer months letting the soil dry out between waterings. Minimal water is required over winter. Fertilize once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to ΒΌ strength. All do best in sun or part sun excluding Graptopetalum bellum which prefers light shade.