Graptopetalum paraguayense

Also known as:

  • Mother Of Pearl Plant
  • Ghost Plant

Plant Type

cactus / succulent, groundcover

Zones

8b-11

Size

H:6"
W:15"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

regular, drought tolerant, dry when dormant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

white

Foliage Color:

blue, purple

Flower Season:

summer

Texture:

glaucous

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Sequim, Washington

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Surprisingly tough, silvery purple succulent from the mountains of Paraguay, just as one might guess, with rosettes to 6" across. Very attractive spilling over pots or planters. Quite drought tolerant, but grows quickly with summer moisture. Full sun to part shade. This clone has been hardy for many years in Portland and can be planted out where temperatures seldom drop below 15 °F, mid USDA zone 8.

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A small succulent with 3 to 6 inch wide rosettes holding thick triangular pointed flat leaves that range in color from pale blue, light pink, to light purple in the same plant. The plant spread slowly creating a colony to only about 1 foot tall. In spring appear white flowers with small red specks.

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(GHOST PLANT) Cute succulent - slowly expanding glaucous blue gray rosettes to 6” high that are tinged with lavender… makes an easy small scale ground cover, will cascade over a wall or over the side of a pot…thrives in rock gardens. Summer white star shaped flowers with red speckles are a bonus! Broken pieces will start new plants…sun, well drained soils, water when dry. Surprisingly hardy! USDA Z7b

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Light Shade. Outdoor/Indoor. 6 inch inflorescences are White with Red spots.

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Large rosettes of thick silvery-gray succullent foliage are held at the ends of thick stems. This is a tough evergreen perennial that seems to thrive on neglect. Grow it as a drought tolerant groundcover or let it spill from a container. If sufficiently neglected it may even produce clusters of 1/2" star-shaped white flowers in Spring or Summer.

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One of the most architectural of all succulents, Grapto-PET-uh-lum forms multiple rosettes of soft gray and pearl w/ a hint of lavender. Excellent in drought tolerant container plantings mulched w/ stylish gravel. Full sun to light shade. May be hardier to cold than we list. Well drained soil with occasional water AND fertilizer in summer. Over winter slightly dry in a sunny window.

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Sequim, Washington

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Here's a plant we like to offer that actually isn't that rare - being one of those pass-along succulents that Grandma has kept going since the dawn of time. But that doesn't mean it isn't cool - what's not to like about chunky little glaucous leaves that assume a purplish cast in the sun? And it's extremely easy to grow, tolerating sun or shade, and moist or dry soil, as long as it isn't too soggy. The exciting part is that under the right conditions it can actually overwinter outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, though it will freeze to the ground in all but the mildest winters. For this to succeed it needs excellent drainage, protection from an overhead canopy, and some sort of mulch (one Portland area gardener I know of was quite successful growing it under a small pine). And of course it is a piece of cake to propagate from either stem or leaf cuttings, should you desire to save a piece for insurance. It's hard to give an exact hardiness rating, but anywhere that the ground does freeze very much, or very deeply, it should overwinter successfully, including much of the South.

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We have grown this native Mexican (not from Paraguay as the name implies) succulent for decades and were shocked to find out years ago, that it has amazing winter hardiness...our plants have easily survived 7 °F. The 6" wide rosettes that form atop succulent stems are composed of fleshy, brittle, silver-brown leaves. If the leaves break off...which they will, not to worry since each leaf will root and sprout a new plant. Eventually, ghost plant will make a patch to 15" wide. Good drainage and protection from winter moisture in cold climates is essential.

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