Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Graptoveria Fred Ives

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 8, 2014 3:37 AM CST
Finally an id for this enchanting succulent. It is beautifully simple in structure.
I planted it last summer.It spent the winter in the house and we are rewarded.
Graptoveria Fred Ives

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Sep 8, 2014 11:19 AM CST
Good growing Jo Ann! Lovey dubby

I grow this one outdoors year round since our winters are mild. One of those cold hardy types that gets lovely stressed colors and during late winter to early Spring, you just might be rewarded with its cluster of blooms.

The bloom cluster as it forms:

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I have since divided the plant into a hanging basket and in smaller container with stem cuttings and both has flourished well too. I now understand how much sun it really wants. It can certainly take our triple digit heat here.
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Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Sep 8, 2014 11:23 AM CST
Beautiful Jo Anne. I love that plant. Someone sent me a cutting and I have had leaves drop off and make new plants sitting on the patio floor. I now have 3 of them just from the leaves.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Sep 8, 2014 12:02 PM CST
tarev : DD will bring the plant in for winter but we want to divide it.
Whan is the best time for that
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Sep 8, 2014 12:12 PM CST
I made the division during early Spring. I was then experimenting if it will make new growth along those chopped stems, and it did nicely by early summer. Maybe you can start indoors ahead..our Spring is cool and dry here.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Sep 8, 2014 12:37 PM CST
I was cureous when I saw the stem pieces. We will wait until spring to make divisions.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Sep 8, 2014 1:56 PM CST
Yes, those stem pieces was quite fun to see as it started to regrow..such tenacity to survive!
Had to review the photos again..so my date stamp showed the cuttings in May 2012, my plant stand was in a part sun/part shade area:
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Then these are the cuttings by Sept 2012
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