Belonging to the Graptovaria genus, Graptoveria has a botanical name of Graptovaria.Graptoveria are hybrids from graptopetalum and echeveria. Most graptoverias are low growing and cultivated for their beautiful shapes and colors.Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Golden and Anti-flash white.Graptoveria grows as a perennial and is a flowering succulent - houseplant. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).
Common name(s): Mexican Snowball, Mexican Gem, Hen and Chicks, White Mexican Rose
Flower colours: Golden, Anti-flash white.
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Max reachable height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow
Planting and care
Peculiar looks aside, they are tough plants. Succulents have the amazing ability to store water in the tissues of their leaves for much longer time frames than other plants. This makes them very self sufficient plants that are easy to grow and maintain. Succulents propagate easily too, so its difficult to run out of succulents once you start them.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Temperature: 70-85 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Graptoveria Opalina
This variety is a Succulent that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Opalina is known for its Prostrate habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.48 cm (11.89 inches). This variety tends to bloom in mid spring.
These are very hardy plants that require porous soil with good drainage.
Water regularly during the summer, letting them dry between waterings.
Decrease watering during the winter months.
Fertilize once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted at 1-4 strenght.
A full sun - partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately.
Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.
Keep in mind when planting that Graptoveria is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.
Typical uses of Graptoveria Opalina
Special features: Cactus or succulent garden where they can be effectively mixed with aloes, jade plants and/or agave. Rockeries. Sunny borders. Best grown in pots north of USDA Zone 10.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.