General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Glaucous
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Red-orange centered pale yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Graptopetalum paraguayense x Echeveria gibbiflora

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Common names
  • Graptoveria

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Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina Where
Date: 2022-11-10
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-10-15
Less than a year old (3 gallon pot)
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-12-03
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-03-08
12" pot
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-04-12
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-04-12
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-10-08
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-06-13
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-07-06
Bulbiliferous
Location: Malta, at habitat
Date: 2022-09-06
Yeah, dont think its the pure ghost plant. I know because I had i
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-08-30
Forced branching after decapitation
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2017-08-14

Date: 2007-10-02
Location: in my garden
Date: 2017-05-07

Date: 2022-09-01
Im 90% sure this is the one sold as Metalica
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-04-12
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2014-08-30
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-01-07
Rooting (blue growth is new)

This is the ghostly plant inside
Location: 98108
Date: 2012-10-08
Fred ives in ground

Date: 2023-10-14
Location: In my Mom's garden
Date: 2014-04-23

Date: 2014-04-23
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-01-20

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-09-10
Summer (drought season) look
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-10-19
Location: 98108
Date: 2013-06-13
flower
Location: Suburban Denver, Colorado
Date: 2012-06-06
Kalanchoe orgyalis - Copper Spoons
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2014-08-30
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-04-12
Uploaded by ljones26
Location: Bay Area California
Date: December 2021
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2014-09-07
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2014-08-30
Location: Washington DC
Date: 2018-07-15
Fred Ives graptoveria (Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'). Hybrid between G
Location: At Annie's Annuals Nursery
Date: 2009-10-03
Location: 98108
Date: 2012-10-08
fred ives crested in pot
Location: 98108
Date: 2012-10-08
fred ives crested in pot

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Location: At our garden - Central Valley area, CA
Date: 2011-10-13
Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' during October Fall Season
Location: At our garden - Central Valley area, CA
Date: 2012-02-09
Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' during winter

Propagated a few of these babies from my main plant!

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Location: 98108
Date: 2013-06-13
about to flower
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-04-24
It has grown quite large. Thinking of cutting some appendages and
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2014-09-07
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2014-08-30
Location: Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, Virginia, US
Date: 2017-09-17
Fred Ives graptoveria (Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'). Hybrid between G
Location: Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, Virginia, US
Date: 2017-09-17
Fred Ives graptoveria (Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'). Hybrid between G
Location: Washington DC
Date: 2018-07-15
Fred Ives graptoveria (Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'). Hybrid between G
Location: At Annie's Annuals Nursery
Date: 2009-10-03
Location: At Annie's Annuals Nursery
Date: 2009-10-03

Date: 2008-11-15
Cooler weather coloring
Location: KALAMA WA
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Comments:
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jul 3, 2019 6:02 PM concerning plant:
    Fast growing, large, offsetting Graptoveria. An excellent beginner's plant. Rosettes are purplish pink and glaucous, reaching about 14 inches if given sufficient space, but usually less. A medium size cutting can fill a 3 gallon pot in less than a year. Over time this plant may become a low shrubby bush. Underpotting will severely impair growth. Flowers are yellow. Leaves are various shades of blue, lilac, and pink, changing with the seasons and exposure (green leaves indicate insufficient light). Graptopetalum paraguayense x Echeveria gibbiflora. Very easily propagated from cuttings in 8 inch pots. Will branch in profusion if beheaded. May develop bulbils on flower stalks. Susceptible to aphid attack at the growth center and mealy attacks on the stem below the rosette.
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Dec 1, 2011 6:59 AM concerning plant:
    Parentage: (Graptopetalum paraguayense X Echeveria gibbiflora)

    Relatively slow growing and very slow to sucker. Prefers some afternoon shade and likes water if in fast draining soil.

    Will handle some frost. Water sparingly in winter.

    Shrub forming cultivar.

Discussion Threads about this plant
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