Ghost-plant profile

Written by Maggie

Sep 01 2021

Ghost-plant profile

Ghost-plant, scientific name Graptopetalum paraguayense, is a very beautiful name. In fact, it is a kind of succulent plant, but also belongs to the herbaceous plants. The shape is very delicate, especially in the sunshine is gorgeous and stunning, loved by flower friends.

Ghost-plant picture

Ghost-plant - one of the best succulents for beginners

Growth habits of ghost-plant

Ghost-Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense) prefers sunny, warm and dry conditions and is resistant to drought. ghost-plant likes full sunshine, warm and dry environment, drought tolerance.

Morphological characteristics of ghost-plant

Ghost-plant is a Perennial herb, also succulent, bearing a plant form very similar to that of the genus Astrophylla but having star-shaped flowers rather than pot or bell flowers .Petals are waxy, leaves arranged in elongated rosettes, pinkish or whistled at tip. Vermilion with brown leaves, leaves were melon seed type, leaf end more pointed, open yellow floret, star-like.

Distribution range of ghost-plant

Ghost-plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense) is native to Mexico, now China can be cultivated in many places.

Spring and autumn are the main growth periods of the Ghost-plant. Generally about 20 days to apply a mature thin liquid fertilizer, fertilizer will not be splashed on the leaves. When summer high temperature wants to put theGhost-plant in ventilated place maintenance, avoids scorching sun exposure, wants abstemious fertilization, and watering.


Ghost-plant growing methods

Cultivated soil available loam and coarse sand half of the culture soil. The Ghost-plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense) growing season should be cultivated in the sun. Don't water too much to avoid spoilage. Winter temperature should be maintained above 0℃, so that Ghost-plant can be safe over the winter. Jewel leaves like jade, cluster top branches, arranged in a rosette. Ghost-plant is a beautiful foliage plant. In cultivation, the air humidity can be slightly larger, but the soil should not be ponding, otherwise root rot will occur. Summer high temperature, Ghost-plant can be placed in a well-ventilated maintenance, avoid scorching sun exposure, moderate watering, fertilization, basically at this time do not need watering, can be appropriate to the plant water cooling.

Spring and autumn need sufficient light, otherwise Ghost-plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense) will cause the plant to grow, plant type loose, thin leaves, leaf color dark, white powder on the leaf surface reduced. Watering master "do not pour, pouring is pouring through" principle, avoid basin soil water, when the air is dry, we can sprinkle water around the plant, but the leaf, especially the center of the leaf should not water, otherwise it will cause rotten heart, especially attention should be paid to avoid long-term rain.

In the Ghost-plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense) growing season every 20 days or so to apply a mature thin liquid fertilizer or low nitrogen high phosphorus potassium compound fertilizer, fertilizer will not be splashed on the leaves. Fertilization is generally carried out in the morning or evening when the weather is fine. In the evening of the same day or in the morning of the next day, a flood is poured to dilute the residual fertilizer liquid in the soil. In winter, put Ghost-plant in the indoor sunny place, if the minimum temperature at night is about 10℃, and there is a certain temperature difference between day and night, can be appropriate watering, as appropriate fertilization, so that the plant continues to grow. If you can not maintain such a high temperature, you should control watering, maintain basin soil dry, stop fertilization, make Ghost-plant dormant, and can also withstand the low temperature of 5℃, some varieties can even withstand the low temperature of 0℃.

The main value of ghost-plant

The leaf shape and color of Ghost-plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense) are beautiful and have certain ornamental value. Potted plants can be placed in the TV, computer, and can also be planted in the room to absorb formaldehyde and other substances, purifying the air.