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Ghost plant   

Graptopetalum paraguayense

Ghost plant is a member of the Graptopetalum family. Its botanical name is Graptopetalum paraguayense.

Graptopetalum is a typical succulent with thick, fleshy leaves and stems which can retain moisture.1

The plant grows by forming rosettes of gray leaves with a pink tint to them. The plants will reach about 1 foot in containers.

Leaves usually appear in   Languid lavender and   Lavender pink colour. A type of flowering succulent / houseplant, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Keep in mind when planning your garden that Ghost plant is known for growing to a clump-forming habit.

Mexico is believed to be where Ghost plant originates from.

Ghost plant is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Ghost plant have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Ghost plant

  • Dappled Sun

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  • Full Shade

  • Low

I grow my graptopelalums from a leaf. I lay my leaves on moist soil and they begin to produce a root system and then a stem emerges with three leaves. Sometimes the original leaf starts to dry up and other times it stays succulent. When the new plant is about two inches tall I plant it in a small container. These plants require very little water.

Ghost plant likes a position of dappled sun / full shade and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Use Zone 7 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ghost plant is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so it will require protection in frosts and low temperatures.

Growing Ghost plant from seed

Transplanting Ghost plant

Ghost plant is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Companion plants for Ghost plant

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Ghost plant so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Ghost plant

These plants will not grow well with Ghost plant so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Ghost plant problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Ghost plant plants:

Other names for Ghost plant

Mother of pearl plant

Sedum weinbergii

Misspellings: Graptopetalum paraguayens

Ghost plant care instructions

How long does Ghost plant take to grow?

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