Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Graptoveria paraguense

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scott1
Nov 28, 2015 7:02 PM CST
This has been my favorite succulent for years. Strangely enough when I ask customers and employees which plant is the most visually attractive on my jobsites, this has been the obvious favorite with almost everyone. It is unique in that it can survive with little soil and it is happy in very strange places like inside of a tiny pocket of soil 10 feet off the ground in a crevice of a tree trunk. Although it may die at ground level when winter temperatures are below 10 degrees Fareinheit, that same extra cold winter may not kill this plant if it is high and dry. The silvery color of this plant plus the smooth rubbery texture lends itself to plantings inside of crevices carved out of orange or black lava boulders ( Featherock ) which has a very rough texture. This is a winning combo sure to please.
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Cinta
Nov 28, 2015 7:30 PM CST
Scott Welcome! to ATP.

It is my favorite plant too. It roots easy from a leaf so I have it in all my pots. Which brings me to one of the compliments I can give it.....It blends well and compliments other plants in a combo pot.
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Nov 29, 2015 9:18 AM CST
Hi & welcome! Love your anecdotes, TY for sharing!
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Dec 3, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Picture Please????? I tried to find in the database and nothing comes up. Thanks Sighing!
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Dec 3, 2015 12:55 PM CST
Marilyn, I think they may be referring to Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense) If so, here's a link: Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense 'Ghosty')
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Dec 3, 2015 1:33 PM CST
Thanks I tip my hat to you.
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Dec 3, 2015 1:39 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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purpleinopp
Dec 4, 2015 6:42 AM CST
There's too many plant words that start with Grapto-! There are a few cultivars:
http://garden.org/plants/search/text/?q=graptopetalum+paragu...
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Name: Patti
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Sunlover
Dec 16, 2015 11:28 PM CST
It is a wonderful plant. I have a few different ones including a "minima", some are more purple than others, some have little sparkles on the leaves. They all flower the same though. Awesome plant that will grow almost anywhere.
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