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Ghost Plant

Graptopetalum paraguayense
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POS ID: 166521
The Ghost Plant produces pale blue-grey to purple rosettes on long stems, creating spreading colonies up to 10 inches tall. This hardy succulent makes an excellent ground cover, container specimen, or even hanging basket plant as the stems continue to grow longer. Strong light brings out shades of pink and yellow, giving this plant another common name, Mother of Pearl Plant, as the pink, yellow, and blue colors meld subtly with each other.
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Container Size:
4" container
 
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Quick Facts

  • Colorful foliage
  • Easy to grow
  • Drought tolerant

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The Ghost Plant produces pale blue-grey to purple rosettes on long stems, creating spreading colonies up to 10 inches tall. This hardy succulent makes an excellent ground cover, container specimen, or even hanging basket plant as the stems continue to grow longer. Strong light brings out shades of pink and yellow, giving this plant another common name, Mother of Pearl Plant, as the pink, yellow, and blue colors meld subtly with each other.

Weight: 2 lbs

Container Size: 4" container

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About This Plant

Type

Succulents

Leaf Color

Purple

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 10 inches

Mature Width

Up to 36 inches

Features

Attractive foliage, drought tolerant

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Bloom Time

Spring

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Amend heavy soils with gravel, coarse sand, or a cactus and succulent mix to improve drainage. Return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Water new plants lightly but frequently to avoid rotting the roots. Check for water needs every few days to once per week. Mulch with gravel to improve drainage of water from the base of the plant.
General Care Description
Remove old, shriveled leaves from the base of the plant. Cut back stems if they become too long.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Fast-draining, gritty soil low in organic matter

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

Full sun results in more compact and colorful growth, but plants may require light afternoon shade in hot summers.

Water Needs

Once established, water occasionally in summer, more often in extreme heat, none in winter. Plants in containers will require more frequent water.

Disease and Pests

Mealybugs, scale, and root rot from overwatering are the most common problems

USDA Hardiness Zone

8

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