Graptopetalum Bellum profile

Written by Maggie

Oct 14 2021

Graptopetalum Bellum profile

Native to Mexico, Graptopetalum Bellum is the only species in the genus Beautya. Leaf-blade rosette, fleshy grayish-green to grayish-brown, ovate, apically pointed. Stellate, 5-petals, dark pink. It likes warm, dry and sunny environment, drought resistant, avoid water and wet. For a long time leads to the shade loose plant shape, leaf sparse, difficult to flower. Put it in balcony, windowsill, courtyard is pleasing to the eye. It can be combined with the basin for plant separation and reproduction.

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Graptopetalum Bellum

Graptopetalum Bellum morphological features

Graptopetalum Bellum is a perennial succulent. Leaves are flat rosettes densely arranged, 3-8 cm in diameter, 25-30 leaves, singly or clumped. Taproots thicker, up to 4 mm in diameter. It has a short stalk. Fleshy leaves are grayish green to grayish brown, ovate, apically pointed. It is stellate, has 5-petals, dark pink.

Graptopetalum Bellum growth environment

Graptopetalum Bellum prefers a warm, dry and sunny environment. It is drought-resistant and wet-resistant. For a long time in the shade, it loose plant shape, leaf sparse, difficult to flower. Water at ordinary times should not be too much, in order to avoid the soil is too wet caused by the plant rot. Pay attention to good ventilation in summer high temperature.

Graptopetalum Bellum distribution range

Graptopetalum Bellum is native to the state of Mexico and grows on rocks facing east about 1600 meters above sea level. 

Graptopetalum Bellum

Graptopetalum Bellum cultivation technique

(1) Main points of cultivation

In spring and autumn, graptopetalum Bellum is in its peak growth period, and liquid organic manure or "low nitrogen and high phosphorus and potassium" compound fertilizer is applied every 20 to 30 days. After the flower Withers, it can avoid consuming too much nutrient and keep the beauty of rosette leaf.

Water control in winter can withstand 5 ℃ to 7℃. Turn the basin once a year in spring, the basin should use fertile soil containing an appropriate amount of limestone, and drainage permeability is good sandy soil.

(2) Reproduction

The propagation of Graptopetalum Bellum can be divided into different plants in combination with changing pots, or during the growing season. The healthy plump fleshy leaves can be cut in sandy soil, after which the soil is kept slightly moist. Many new buds will grow in the wound at the base. When these new buds are a little larger, they can be taken down and planted separately to become new plants.

Graptopetalum Bellum main value

Graptopetalum Bellum is a vivid and beautiful display on balconies, windowsills, and courtyards.

Graptopetalum Bellum