Graptoveria “Silver Star”

Graptoveria “Silver Star” is a beautiful, succulent plant, that can grow up to 6 inches tall and about the same in diameter, that produces low-growing offsetting clumps of rosettes with hair-like tips, bright red in full sun.

Long, rosy-pink tips accent the compact silvery-green leaves, forming beautiful, exotic plants.

The Graptoveria silver star is a hybrid between graptopetalum filiferum and ehceveria agavoides var, multifida, also known as Echveria gavoides red edge or Echveria agavoides lipstick.

Tips to take care of the Graptoveria ‘Silver Star’

Substratum

You need a loose and well-drained soil that contains peat and sand to facilitate drainage of the plant. 

The substrate must have good drainage since these types of plants are very susceptible to excess water because this can rot the roots and cause death to the plant.

It is also advisable to use akadama or picex. If you can’t get it you can choose to mix universal culture substrate mixed with perlite in equal parts.

Watering 

As a general rule, Graptoveria “Silver Star” should be watered every week or every two weeks during the growing season (summer), depending on the heat and dryness of the air. 

Watering decreases in winter.

Temperature

If you live in a cold place, move your succulent plant outside in the sunny months and place it in a window where it receives good lighting.

However, remember that they are not frost resistant.

If the temperature starts to fall below 45º F (7º C), you must move it inside your home.

It is a plant that withstands the cold well but needs protection against frost and, above all, hailstorms.

Propagation

The Graptoveria “Silver Star” can easily be propagated by cuttings, seeds or offsets,

If you want to grow your Graptoveria “Silver Star” through cuttings, you only need to remove one blade from the main floor with a sharp knife or scissors. 

Then, let the cutting rest for several days before placing it on a floor with good drainage. 

And finally, you should only water the new plant, when the soil has dried completely.

If it is through seeds, make sure the temperature is warmer. 

Sow the seeds in a soil with good drainage, watering the seeds whenever the soil is dry. 

Germination can take several weeks, depending on your growing environment.

The plant will produce small rosette offsets. 

You should only cut these offsets from the main stem with a knife or scissors.

Then allow the offsets to dry for a day or two before placing them on a new floor with good drainage.

This plant can also be propagated through a leaf, although the process takes a long time. 

Select a leaf for propagation, and gently rotate the leaf from the stem to obtain it with a clean tug, making sure that no part of the leaf remains on the stem.

You should let the leaf become callous for a day or two before placing it on new and well-drained soil.

Transplant

If you sow your Graptoveria “Silver Star” in a pot, it is important to transplant it every two years to a larger pot. 

If I plant the plant directly in the garden this step is not necessary.

Diseases

Its main diseases are excess water in the substrate and / or a humid, poorly ventilated and cold atmosphere, a lot of shade, sunburns, excess dryness and heat. 

To prevent rot after rains it is advisable to make the plant treatment with Funcida Copper Cuper Plus (preventive) or Triadimenol 25% 20 CC Blangueta (systematic, preventive and curative).

Toxicity

Graptoveria “Silver Star” presents no risk to humans or their pets.

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I want to suggest you get this plant is very beautiful I’m sure you will enjoy it.