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Graptopetalum amethystinum

jewel-leaf plant

A clump-forming, perennial succulent to around 30cm high with thick, rounded, blue-grey to reddish-pink leaves up to 7cm long. Star-shaped flowers 1-2cm across, with red petals surrounding a yellow centre are borne on short stems in spring and summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Yellow Grey Silver Blue Pink
Summer Red Yellow Grey Silver Blue Pink
Autumn Grey Silver Blue Pink
Winter Grey Silver Blue Pink
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Crassulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Graptopetalum are succulent perennials forming rosettes of ovate or triangular leaves, with starry or bell-shaped flowers in small clusters in spring or summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Mexico

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost in full light. Water freely in spring and summer and apply a dilute low nitrogen liquid fertilzer monthly. Keep barely moist in autumn and winter

Propagation

Propagate by seed or leaf cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

None required

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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