Scientific name: Graptoveria
Common name: Opalina
The hybrid of Echeveria colorata and Graptopetalum is growing fast. When grown in the sun, the leaves blush pink. There are yellow flowers in the spring.
Quick Look at Graptoveria
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide
- Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by stem cuttings and offsets
- Generally non-toxic
- Summer Dormant
General Care for Graptoveria ‘Opalina’
It is a great addition to rock gardens or hanging baskets. As it grows, it becomes a small shrub.
The watering needs for a Succulent is typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It thrives in full to partial sun, but can also be grown indoors.
You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.
How to Propagate Graptoveria ‘Opalina’
Graptoveria ‘Opalina’ can be easily grown from offsets and cuttings.
There will be small offsets growing around the base of the plant. Pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for a day or two.
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.