Graptopetalum Paraguayense Flower | 5 Beautiful Facts About Them |

Yes, Graptopetalum paraguayense flower with white or yellow blooms. They would be star shaped and it would be a treat to watch them in full blossom as they come along with pastels. 

Their flowering season falls during summer and in spring. On the other hand, you may come across some Graptopetalum paraguayense which will not flower too given that they do not get the right environmental conditions. 

Blooms of the Graptopetalum paraguayense are about 2 cm in diameter. Moreover, they would arise from the stems too.

Graptopetalum Paraguayense Flower

Graptopetalum paraguayense plant

To briefly touch on the plants, you could commonly call them ghost plants, mother of pearl plants etc. They usually form leaves in blue-green colors

They consist of a powdery layer as well. Graptopetalum paraguayense plant leaves would consist of  lavender, pink pastels too. 

Graptopetalum paraguayense stems tend to form in a sprawling manner and they usually tend to grow, spilling out of the containers as well.

Succulent growers are attracted to these plants due to their pastel colors, spilling formation and due to their intriguing names too. Graptopetalum paraguayense plants are originally from Mexico. 

How often do Graptopetalum paraguayense flowers?    

Graptopetalum paraguayense usually flowers once a year. Those flowers are very impressive to look at and they would produce flowers during spring

As aforesaid you could spot their blooms in white, and they tend to take a bell shape. Graptopetalum paraguayense blooms arise from a tall stalk and they will come out in a star. 

In fact, Graptopetalum paraguayense has individual rosettes holding onto three flower stalks.     

Colors of Graptopetalum paraguayense flower

Graptopetalum paraguayense will be pale blue, light pink to light purple in color.  

How long do Graptopetalum paraguayense flowers last?

The Graptopetalum paraguayense plant would last for many years.

Graptopetalum Paraguayense Flower

How to make Graptopetalum paraguayense flower?

You need to ensure that you fulfil its basic growing necessities. As long as you fulfill those, they will thrive well and produce flowers as well. 

Lighting requirement

Select a brightest sunny spot at your home to locate these plants  so that they can gain sufficient sunlight levels.  

It is essential for the plants to have adequate sunlight levels as only then they can become more vibrant in their colors. 

If you think the plants are lacking enough sunlight, you could bring them out for a few hours and then bring them in. 

4-6 hours of full sunlight and partial shade for the rest of the day would be ideal conditions for their flowers to stay healthy. 

You could consider growing them near grow lights if you think they are lacking sunlight.

If you have grown them outdoors, ensure there they get a lot of sunlight. Literally full sunlight to partial shade would suit them the best. 

Avoid exposing them to full sunlight at once as it could make the plant traumatized. Instead, you should slowly expose them to full sunlight.  

If you expose them to strong lighting levels, it will help their bloom colors to become more distinctive.

Temperature levels

These plants can thrive in minor weather conditions. Having said that, avoid exposing them to sudden drops in temperatures also. 

However, if there are intense winter weather conditions and if you have grown them outdoors, you need to ideally grow them in containers and shift them indoors to protect the plants. 

If it is not possible for you to shift them indoors, you could cover them with frost clothes. Alternatively, you could Shift them to green houses also.

Soil Requirements

Graptopetalum paraguayense performs well given that they get a well-draining soil mix. You could use a cactus potting mix along with some perlite at a ratio of 1:1. 

The purpose of using perlite is to fasten the draining of the soil mix.  You may use coarse sand instead of perlite too. 

If you wish to use a sandy soil mix, you could mix the coarse sand and the cactus mix at a ratio of 2:1. 

Moreover, if you wish you could add all three elements (cactus mix, perlite and coarse sand at a ratio of 1:1:1).

Graptopetalum Paraguayense Flower

Watering requirement

Watering the Graptopetalum paraguayense plants properly is very crucial when taking care of them well. 

As you may already know, Graptopetalum paraguayense is tolerant of drought weather conditions.

Having said that, they would also require some amount of water for their survival and for their vigorous growth too.

However, when you water them during summer, you could water them once every 10 days. 

During winter and in Autumn, you could minimize watering them and water them once every fortnight. If you get rainfall during winter, you could suspend watering them throughout winter. 

If you have grown them indoors and if they lack sunlight, make sure that you do not supply them with excess water as it could be lethal on the plant’s wellbeing. 

Lack of sunlight and excess water would be very unhealthy.  

Just like with other succulents, you need to water them when the soil is dry.   

Further it is always best to under water them if you are unsure as to how much water you should provide them.  

Further you may check for any signs of under watering or over watering and water them accordingly. 

Apart from that you could use hydrometers or moisture meters to check on the moisture in the soil as well as in the air.

Pot size / pot material

Ensure that you are growing them in a slightly larger pot than your plant’s size.

Best material to use for the pots are either clay or terracotta since they would not retain excess moisture in the pots

Fertilizing

These plants are not dependent on fertilizers a lot. However, you could consider feeding them as it would provide them with extra nutrients for the plant. 

You may feed them during spring or in summer, once every fortnight. I recommend using a balanced liquid fertilizer to feed them.

Conclusion 

Before wrapping this up, I hope this article was helpful for you to enhance your knowledge on Graptopetalum paraguayense plants and its flowers. 

Credit to : Desert Plants of Avalon
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