Graptopetalum

Graptopetalum

Life form Succulent
Family Crassulaceae
Origin Mexico, Southwest United States
Ease of cultivation Easy with little difficulty
The size The height of 5-6 cm, in diameter 3-8 cm.
Growth rate Low
Lifespan Many years.
Temperature In the summer: room, in winter it is desirable not higher than 59 ° F, if it is in the rest period without irrigation, it can withstand +41 ° F.
Humidity Low.
Lighting Bright sun, fit the south window (away from the glass) and south-east orientation.
The soil Suitable shop soil for succulents with a small addition of sand. For a mixture of own preparation, take:   3 parts of coarse sand or perlite, 2 parts of turf ground, 2 parts of humus (leafy earth), 1 part of charcoal and bone meal.
Watering The top layer of soil between waterings in the summer should dry up. Watered about every 10-15 days, in November and February 1 once a month, in December and January,almost no watering. Bushy shape can be watered more, but by the autumn of watering also reduce
Fertilizer During growth, every 2-3 weeks feed fertilizer for cacti, but it is not necessary.
Reproduction Easily spread by side outlets, which should be pre-dry. Can be treated with heteroauxin. Rooting in tofre, sand under good airing. Sand from time to time spray. Rooted rosettes are transplanted into separate pots and placed in conditions of bright scattered light.
Bloom Abundantly blooms with star-shaped 5-petalled flowers of pink color. Flowering can last all summer.
Transfer In spring, every 2-3 years.
Features of care Prefers well-ventilated rooms. A winter rest period is required.
Difficulties It is affected by a spider mite, mealybugs. Root rot is possible with excessive watering.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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