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Graptopetalum Ghost Plants for Sale Online
Native to Mexico, Variegated Ghost Plant or Graptopetalum paraguayense is a fast-growing and low maintenance succulent ideal for hanging baskets and rock gardens. The color of its leaves varies from yellow to pink in bright light and blue, purple, and silver in the shade. Shaped like a star, Variegated Ghost Plants are an extremely popular house plant that grows so fast you will be amazed at its progress each day.
|Mature Height:||6 to 12 Inches|
|Mature Width:||20 Inch|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent to bright indirect|
|Habit:||Compact habit, densely branching, insignificant flower|
|Flower Color:||Green and white|
|Soil Condition:||Likes to dry out some between watering|
|Water Requirements:||If unsure, do not water|
|Uses:||Attractive plant to be featured or in the background of any room in the house, does well with minimal care|
How to Care for Graptopetalum Ghost Plants
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How Do I Water Graptopetalum Ghost Plants?
The Graptopetalum Ghost Plant should be watered relatively infrequently, as the plants like to dry out some between watering. The easiest way to tell if a plant needs to be watered is by the weight of the container. If the container is very heavy and the foliage is upright, chances are good the plant doesn't need water, whereas a light container and limp foliage means the plant needs some water. Sometimes, water pours out of the container without being retained by the soil. Soaking the dry soil in a small dish or saucer can be a useful way to solve this problem. It is important not to water the foliage of these plants, or to over-water them as this will lead to leaf damage or plant death. If you're unsure, it is always better to let the plant go dry instead of drenching it with water. Moisture meters are another easy way to tell if plants need to be watered, and usually come with a guide to indicate what number or level of moisture different plants require.
How Do I Fertilize Graptopetalum Ghost Plants?
Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting.
What Is The Best Soil For Graptopetalum Ghost Plants?
The best soil for Graptopetalum Ghost Plants is a well balanced mix of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite that dries some between watering but takes a long time to compact. Typically, any reputable potting mix will work well and includes those ingredients. Adding a granular, slow release fertilizer while planting is a good way to help the plant thrive in the transplanting transition however if the soil you've chosen already has fertilizer incorporated into it there will be no need to add additional fertilizer.