Graptosedum: How to Grow and Care for Ghosty

Graptosedum Ghosty

Scientific name: Graptosedum

Common name: Ghosty

This Graptosedum is perfect for a hanging pot. In shade, the rosettes will be bluish-grey, but in full sun it will turn yellow- pink.

Quick Look at Graptosedum

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Rosettes grow up to 4″ (10 cm) wide
    Plant can grow to 1 foot (30 cm) and trail up to 3 feet (91 cm) long
  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by leaves and cuttings
  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’

In garden beds or container gardens, ‘Ghosty’ grows well. As it grows, it spreads out.


The method of watering Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ should be “soak and dry”. The soil needs to be completely dry after watering to avoid root rot and pests.

Where to Plant

It is a good idea to plant Ghosty in well-draining soil. There is an area of your garden that gets full sun. It tends to stretch quickly indoors.


This plant should be fertilized in the early spring.

Commonly Mistaken For

Graptopetalum paraguayense is also known as the Ghost Plant.

How to Propagate Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’

It is easy to grow ‘Ghosty’ by leaves or cuttings.


If you want to grow Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. You will have a smaller chance of success if you don’t keep the leaf on the stem.

Allow the leaf to dry out for a few days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is dry.

It is an easy plant for those just beginning with propagation.


Cut a piece of the plant just above the leaf on the stem with a sterile knife or scissors. Allow it to dry for a couple of days, and then place in well-draining soil.


  1. Graptosedum (Ghosty) – Wikipedia

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