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How to grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae

Written by Maggie

Feb 03 2021

How to grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae

Graptopetalum Mirinae is a very common succulent plant. Its fleshy appearance is popular, cheap and easy to grow. How to grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae in summer and winter? Let's look together.

Growing Graptopetalum Mirinae care in summer

When we grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae in summer, we should ensure ventilation. The plant may be suffocated in high temperature and sultry weather. It is suggested to move to the shade for conservation. At the same time to avoid the rain, exposure to the sun, the plant can lead to root rot, strong light will burn the leaves. The last is to control fertilization, and it can be applied once a month phosphate and potash fertilizer, appropriate watering dilution fertilizer. If the plant enters the dormant period, temporarily stop fertilization. The following are growing Graptopetalum Mirinae care in summer.

1. Ventilation

In summer, the temperature is not only high, but also relatively warm. Graptopetalum Mirinae is very afraid of the heat.Graptopetalum Mirinae plant type is relatively compact, the bottom of the leaves are also relatively dense. When we grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae in summer, we must pay attention to ventilation in summer, otherwise there is a risk of suffocating. In summer, it is recommended to transfer Graptopetalum Mirinae plants to a cool and ventilated place for maintenance to help smooth the summer.

2. Avoid the rain

Graptopetalum Mirinae is also afraid of waterlogging, and hot summers often bring thunderstorms. If the plant is often drenched, its roots are prone to rot. And the environmental temperature is too high, high temperature water is also easy to burn the leaves, which is very adverse to the growth of plants. So when we grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae in the summer, we need to do a good job of rain shelter measures, if the rain forecast the next day to cover the canopy in advance.

3. Avoid sun exposure

Graptopetalum Mirinae likes light, but the summer light is too strong, the plants need to avoid long-term exposure to the sun, otherwise the sun may burn, or even die. When we grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae in the morning and evening when the light is relatively weak, Graptopetalum Mirinae can bask in the sun. However, in the midday with high temperature and strong light, it is necessary to cool down in this way to prevent sunburn of the plants and build a shade shed.

4. Control fertilization

Graptopetalum Mirinae will be dormant in summer, the growth rate of the plant is very slow, and the demand for nutrients is very small. When we grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae in summer, we can apply every month phosphate potash fertilizer, nitrogen fertilizer should not be applied more, lest the plant grows in vain, after fertilizing can water appropriately, dilute fertilizer. If Graptopetalum Mirinae enters dormant phase, fertilization can be temporarily stopped.

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Growing Graptopetalum Mirinae care in winter

Graptopetalum Mirinae will be transferred to indoor maintenance in winter, and Flower pots will be placed indoors in a sunny position. When we grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae in winter, make sure the plants are exposed to light throughout the day, but also control the watering. Wait until the soil in the pot is dry, then water a little and keep the soil slightly moist. Graptopetalum Mirinae may also go into hibernation if the ambient temperature is too low. Pay attention to reduce fertilization. The following are growing Graptopetalum Mirinae care in winter.

1. Indoor maintenance

In winter, when the ambient temperature drops and there is frequent snow or rain, it is recommended to move the Graptopetalum Mirinae to indoor maintenance. In contrast, the indoor temperature is slightly higher, and the temperature can be controlled. If the indoor temperature is too low, you can turn on the heating or air conditioning to increase the temperature, which is conducive to the smooth winter of the plants. When we grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae in winter, it is recommended to place the flower pots in the sunny position indoors.

2. Adequate light

Graptopetalum Mirinae is a photophilic implant. Under sufficient light, the leaves are more shiny and lustrous, showing an attractive pink color, and the plant shape is relatively compact. And the winter light isn't as strong as the summer light, so you can get it all day long without any problem. When we grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae in winter, if the light is insufficient, the leaves of Graptopetalum Mirinae are dark and the plant shape is loose, thus the ornamental value is greatly reduced.

3. Control watering

If the ambient temperature is below 5 ° C, you must strictly control the watering, wait for the soil in the pot to dry and then water a little, and keep the soil slightly moist. If it is sunny in the near future and the plants receive sufficient light, the frequency of watering can be increased appropriately. When we grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae in winter watering we should pay attention to the temperature, so as not to frostbite plants, the best choice in the relatively high temperature of midday watering.

4. Reduce fertilization

If the ambient temperature is too low, Graptopetalum Mirinae may also enter dormancy state. When we grow and care for Graptopetalum Mirinae in winter, pay attention to reduce fertilization. Apply thin fertilizer once a month or so. When the ambient temperature is below 0℃, the plants may enter a dormant state and stop fertilization temporarily.

care for Graptopetalum Mirinae