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Graptopetalum mendozae

Graptopetalum mendozae

Graptopetalum mendozae by Stickpen (CC0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

20cm

15cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Graptopetalum mendozae

A close up of Graptopetalum mendozae succulent leaves
Graptopetalum mendozae succulent leaves and star flowers

Graptopetalum mendozae Overview

Graptopetalum mendozae is a hardy succulent with pale grey-white coloured, rounded leaves. In spring, they produce dainty sprays of miniature star-shaped white flowers. This species is spectacular as a mass-planted, water-wise groundcover, they are very easy to propagate from leaf cuttings. It typically grows to around 15cm high and with strong sunlight, the foliage develops darker shades.

Common problems with Graptopetalum mendozae

Pest free.

    How to propagate Graptopetalum mendozae

    Cuttings

    Place leaves directly on soil, do not water, they will begin to develop roots over time.

    Seed

    Special features of Graptopetalum mendozae

    Pot plant

    Does well in pots and its rangy habit causes it to cascade over the edge. Also useful in hanging baskets.

    Attractive leaves

    Drought resistant

    The fleshy succulent leaves store water to survive drought.