Graptoveria

Graptoveria

ORIGIN

Graptoveria is a hybrid cross created by combining Echeveria and Graptopetalum succulents.

There are a number of different popular types, including 'Fred Ives', 'Debbie', 'Moonglow' and 'Fanfare'. These vary in size and appearance, but all are relatively small and make great low-maintenance display plants.

Their best colors actually show through when they're put under stress, for example, by limiting watering or exposing them to cooler than ideal temperatures. However, it's of course important not to stress your Graptoveria out too much!

Graptoveria

CARE

These plants love sunlight - ideally, they should get around 6-7 hours of bright light per day. Morning sunlight seems to be most effective in terms of bringing out the vibrancy of Graptoveria's colors.

If you live in a particularly warm climate, you may need to take action to protect your Graptoveria from harsh afternoon sunlight, as it may get too hot. On the other hand, Graptoveria is also not frost-tolerant, so if you keep yours outdoors then be sure to bring it inside well before the winter chill sets in.

Like other succulents, Graptoveria are drought-tolerant and can do well on little water. In fact, it's much easier to kill one by overwatering than underwatering. Therefore, it's very important to make sure you don't let your plant get overly wet, and it should be planted in a well-draining soil in a pot with drainage holes so that excess water can drain away.

If the leaves start to look shrivelled and dry, this is a sign that watering is due!

Graptoveria

OTHER

Graptoveria are slow growers and will always stay relatively small. Most types develop a rosette that won't exceed 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter, although there are some exceptions.