Graptopetalum pentandrum

Non-cacti succulents are wonderful: not only because they are mostly harmless as they have no thorns, but also because they have really pretty leaves. If we add to that that there are some that are very easy to care for, such as Graptopetalum pentandrum, we already have everything so that we want to start a collection .

This particular species is true that it may seem very common, but it has a great ornamental value that only grows as you realize how resistant it is. So don’t hesitate to give it a try. Here is your file.

Origin and characteristics

Our protagonist is a crass or non-cactus succulent plant native to Mexico, specifically the state of Jalisco, whose scientific name is Graptopetalum pentandrum. It grows forming rosettes with a thin stem, less than 0.5cm, that reaches a maximum height of 20 centimeters. The leaves are triangular, fleshy, purple in color.

The flowers appear in slightly branched inflorescences of pale yellow color with red marches at the tips. It blooms in early spring.

What are their cares?

Plant your G. pentandrum with other succulents. The composition will be great!

If you want to have a copy, we recommend you provide the following care:

  • Location: it must be outdoors, in full sun or, at least in an area where the light of the sun shines directly about 4 or 5 hours a day.
  • Land:
    • Pot: you can use a universal growing medium mixed with 30% perlite.
    • Garden: grows in well-drained soils.
  • Watering: during the summer you have to water 2 or a maximum of 3 times a week, the rest of the year one watering per week or every 15 days will suffice.
  • Fertilizer: from early spring to late summer with a specific fertilizer for cacti and other succulents.
  • Multiplication: by cuttings of leaves or stems in spring or summer.
  • Rusticity: it resists weak frosts down to -3ºC.

What do you think of the Graptopetalum pentandrum ?

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