Graptopetalum Paraguayense Bernalense


Although Graptopetalum Paraguayense Bernalense shares the same first name as the very common ‘Ghost Plant‘ the ‘Bernalense’ is actually a smaller variety of Graptopetalum. The leaves can be anything from a pale grey with soft green centres through to a deeper pink/purple when stressed.

Bernalense is very easy care and prefers full sun to look its best. As it is a very small clumping variety (growing up to 20cm diameter and only a maximum of 7cm tall per rosette), it is a lovely ‘filler’ for any potted succulent arrangement or front and centre of any garden bed.

It can be propagated via leaf or stem cuttings, either way – they are a very easy succulent to propagate. The best season for propagating this succulent is actually early autumn. The weather is more temperate and it has begun its active growing seasons.

Graptopetalum Paraguayense Bernalense flowers in late winter (August in Brisbane Australia), displaying little star-like white flowers with red dots. The flowers attract native bees and even small wasps! It is a beautiful contrasting colour for any succulent arrangement.

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