HOUSEPLANTS are good for your health and not just for their visual beauty. Studies have also proven that indoor plants improve concentration and productivity (by up to 15 percent), REDUCE STRESS LEVEL and BOOST YOUR MOOD making them perfect for not just your home but your work space, too.
GRAPTOPETALUM AMETHYSTINUM “ROSE” WALTHER is a rare species that looks more like MOON ROCKS than a plant. This succulent plant has plump, rounded leaves in lovely shades of lavender, pink, and green. The shades of rose and lavender are strongest among the new leaves, while the older leaves become greenish. The leaves have a powdery coating that adds to the eerie, moon rock look. If grown in a hanging planter, the plant will spill over the edges up to 18 inches (45 cm).
The rules for Graptopetalum care are SIMILAR to those for most succulents. All require lots of sunlight to look their best. They REQUIRE gritty, porous soil with EXCELLENT DRAINAGE. WATER REGULARLY over the summer months and let the soil dry out between watering. Over watering is a cause of root rots, and the plant can get several pest infestations. FERTILIZE ONCE during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer dilute 1/4 strength.
Graptopetalums are generally EASY TO PROPAGATE, by seeds, leaf cuttings or offsets. Any rosette that breaks off has the potential to root and start a new plant. Even a leaf that drops off will root below the parent plant and produce a new rosette quickly. The new plant feeds off the leaf until it shrivels up and falls off. By then, the new little plant has rooted and sprouted new leaves.
This plant looks great planted in a TALLER POT when the STEMS ARE ALLOWED TO GROW LONG AND HANG DOWN. Can be clump forming with longer stems or multi headed. The coloring of this slow growing plant makes it a much desire plant in people’s collections. GOOD DRAINAGE and slower growing are the best way to grow this plant, don’t rush it as its leaves get too big. This one has striking small red flowers on approximately 10 cm branching stems.
SUCCULENT CARE TIPS:
>Porous soil with good drainage.
>Bright light with ample airflow.
>Water when soil is dry
>Protect from winter frost.
>Protect from extreme heat
WATER REGULARY over the summer months and let the soil dry out between watering. MINIMAL WATER is required over winter. OVER WATERING is a cause of ROOT ROTS, and the plant can get several pest infestations. FERTILIZE ONCE during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to 1/4 strength. To maintain their compact and small size, make sure to plant them in a small planter and water them with a minimum level of water. It is crucial to use a porous growing medium for succulents. Most succulents enjoy bright direct sunlight and infrequent watering schedule. If you found your succulent starts to revert to a greenish color and the space between leaves becomes less compact, it is a signal that you need to INCREASE SUN EXPOSURE.