Graptopetalum Amethystinum profile

Written by Maggie

Dec 02 2020

Graptopetalum Amethystinum profile

Graptopetalum Amethystinum is distributed in Mexico (Durango, Jalisco, Sinaloa, etc.). Graptopetalum Amethystinum prefers a warm, sunny environment. A sexual reproduction can be carried out by means of branch cutting, leaf cutting, etc. You can also sow seeds.

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Graptopetalum Amethystinum

Graptopetalum Amethystinum Morphological characteristics

Graptopetalum Amethystinum produces side shoots from the base, which can grow into small shrubby forms. Stems are erect or semi-prostrate to 30 cm. The rosette is 10~15 cm in diameter, with 12~15 leaves per plant. Leaves are ovate to spherical, about 3~4 cm long, about 10~18 mm thick, grayish green, in large temperature difference, long sunshine time environment appears pink, frost powder. Inflorescences are 5 -- 15 cm, generally erect, sometimes sinuous downwards, with 7 -- 65 flowers each time. The pedicel is zigzag. Flower is star-shaped, inner pale yellow, petals apex red.

Graptopetalum Amethystinum growth environment

Graptopetalum Amethystinum produces a warm, dry, sunny environment with high drought tolerance, loose, well-watered and breathable soil, and no significant dormant period. It is able to receive strong sunlight. The color is brighter and the plant shape is more beautiful and compact under the condition of long illumination time and certain temperature difference. In the absence of light, the leaves would appear light green, with flat and sparse leaves and elongated leaf spacing. Spring and autumn are good for open cultivation. graptopetalum Amethystinum is not tolerant to hot and humid weather in summer. It’s Growth is slow in high temperatures and droughts. 

Graptopetalum Amethystinum distribution range

Graptopetalum Amethystinum is distributed in Mexico (Durango, Jalisco, Sinaloa) at an altitude of about 1950m.

Graptopetalum Amethystinum

Graptopetalum Amethystinum maintenance

The spring and autumn type graptopetalum amethystinum produces a sandy loam environment with abundant sunshine and loose, fertile, well drained soil. In summer, the high temperature will be dormant, water control, and enhance ventilation, appropriate shade to prevent leaf burns. The growing season requires adequate water, 2-5 times a month, and liquid fertilizer with low nitrogen content every 2 months. It can tolerate low temperatures of -20℃ in winter, but it should pay attention to keep warm. The temperature should be kept above 10℃ as far as possible. Meanwhile, it should control water and keep the basin and soil dry for a smooth winter. 

Graptopetalum Amethystinum reproductive method

Graptopetalum Amethystinum produces both asexual and sexual reproduction.

1. Asexual reproduction

Plain using interpolation (like age season) : the health, full, full of Graptopetalum Amethystinum blade on the microwave, loose soil surface, not exposure, can spray water wet, a few days or weeks after they are natural germination root and small leaves. When the root is 2 ~ 3 cm to root complex on a thin layer of fine sand, it can grow into independent small plants.

2. Sexual reproduction

Graptopetalum Amethystinum produces plants that are generally thinner and have thicker leaves than commercially available plants.

Graptopetalum Amethystinum