Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’

Part of what makes the Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ succulents is fascinating is the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration

For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.

Drought tolerant when established. 

Native to Mexico, rosettes form semi-prostrate ground covers.

Needs well-draining soil. 

Water thoroughly when soil is dry. 

Protect from frost to prevent possible scarring. 

It looks best with regular watering in hotter months. 

It’s easy to mistake the “Ghost Plant” for an Echeveria. Although they are related, Ghost Plant stands out on its own. Look for small yellow flowers in the spring.

Of all the succulents I grow, ghost plants are among the easiest and most remarkable

They are true survivors. Damaged stem? No problem. No water? The plant hunkers down and looks pretty much the same for months. Frost? It could get 17 degrees in my garden, and the graptopetalums were fine.

Tips to take care of the Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’

Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ is considered one of the most resistant succulents known to be ideal for beginners in the cultivation of succulent plants. 

Then your basic care:

Illumination

It needs a lot of light to take the typical reddish coloration of its leaves. It is recommended to expose it completely to the sun in the morning and in the late afternoon. 

Protect it from the direct sun of noon to avoid burns in the foliage.

Temperatures

It requires warm temperatures to obtain optimum growth. 

Its optimum range should range between 15-30 ° C. Temperatures below 5 ° C rot its roots and cause the death of the plant.

Side view of the Twilight plant rosette, x Graptosedum ‘Vera Higgins’

Substratum

It is very tolerant of various substrates as long as they have perfect drainage. 

It is recommended to sow on rocky substrates or specially prepared for cacti and succulents.

Irrigation Frequency

Water when the substrate is completely dry. 

It is a species very resistant to drought but the lack of prolonged water causes the fall of the basal leaves (affects aesthetics). 

In winter we should water much less to avoid rot.

Plagues and diseases

It is sometimes attacked by mealybugs, aphids, and mollusks that we must control quickly. 

Some birds can bore their foliage. 

Fungi rot their roots when the humidity is excessive and is maintained for a long time.

Multiplication

It is easily multiplied by cuttings of stems and leaves. 

Almost all the leaves form new plants being a super effective mechanism for the multiplication of this plant.

Conclusion 

This pink succulent is a Graptopetalum and Sedum hybrid. 

As it grows tall, it will trail over a planter or create a ground cover in a garden.

Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ is a stunning hybrid with lovely colored rosettes that will spread indefinitely to fill a pot or form a mat.

Basic need for this plant is well-drained soil, light soil, can grow in hardiness zone of 9b-10a but be aware that the plant might die and need to cover in the winter, few days of frost in winter it can survive but better that the days won’t be together and better to grow it in hardiness zone 10b+.