Graptopetalum Paraguayense (Ghost Plant)


This Graptopetalum is not to be confused with Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ as they are very different plants. Graptopetalum Paraguayense is one of the most common rosette forming succulents as it is such a hardy plant, growing in next to nothing (leaf litter, cracks in concrete etc). Ghost Plant is more common in Australia than Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ – I personally have not found a ‘Ghosty’ yet in Australia!

Ghost Plant is actively growing in the more temperate months and will begin to throw flower stems mid to late winter and will be in full bloom in the first few weeks of spring . The blooms are white star shaped with yellow centres and tiny red dots on the petals. The leaves of Ghost Plant can be anything from a pale grey in low light conditions through to a soft pink when stressed or in direct sun for at least 4-6 hours a day.

This is a very easy care succulent but it can be prone to mealy bugs which are usually found under the leaves and in the crevices. Spray with a dash of dishwashing liquid and water with around 40% metho added. Keep out of the sun for a day or two after spraying as the metho can burn the leaves.

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