Written by Maggie
Feb 11 2021
Graptopetalum Mirinae is a succulent plant belonging to Windmill in the family Chrysanthemum. The leaves of Graptopetalum Mirinae are plump and round.
Graptopetalum Mirinae is green in the summer, a lovely pink in the autumn and winter in the sun, a lovely orange red in the bright light, and a slight metallic sheen in the sun. For a long time, there will be a slight white wax on the leaf, which is very pleasant. Graptopetalum Mirinae is a very, very small variety, measuring about a centimeter on a head. The flowers are white, five-petaled, and the shape of the flowers is the same as the autumn flowers, the difference in color and size.
Graptopetalum Mirinae is a mini-succulent. The plant is small and lovely, most of the leaves are only as large as a grain of rice, the larger leaves are no more than 2 centimeters long, no more than 0.5 centimeters wide.Small oval leaves, leaflets of spoon, thick, Succulent whorl, form a rosette semal, the leaf color change, green, or yellow, sufficient sunshine, temperature difference is bigger, often show pink or red halo, under the strong light, can present a beautiful orange, been white powder, slightly and metallic luster, like little diamonds. But if the light is not enough, the arrangement of the Graptopetalum Mirinae leaves will be loose, exposing a slender stem, and the leaves will gradually fade red. It is easy to give birth to new branches from the base of the stem and form a group ecology. Small white or yellow star-shaped flowers in spring.
Graptopetalum Mirinae is green in the summer, a lovely pink in the autumn and winter in the sun, a lovely orange red in the bright light, and a slight metallic sheen in the sun. For a long time, there will be a slight white wax on the leaf, which is very pleasant. Graptopetalum Mirinae is a very, very small variety, measuring about a centimeter on a head. The flowers of Graptopetalum Mirinae are white, five-petaled, and the shape of the flowers is the same as the autumn flowers, the difference in color and size.
Graptopetalum Mirinae has a strong habit and prefers sunny, dry and ventilated environments. Graptopetalum Mirinae is drought resistant, avoiding accumulation of waterlogging, suitable for small pots and good drainage of sandy soil.
Graptopetalum Mirinae should be shaded properly in summer. Water should be cut off when the temperature is higher than 35 degrees Celsius to allow it to sleep and be moved to a cool and ventilated place for conservation. If the temperature in winter stays above 5 degrees Celsius, the winter will be worry-free.
The propagation of Graptopetalum Mirinae is mainly propagated by leaf cutting or decapitation. Beheaded reproduction: peat + perlite + vermiculite + pine needles can be used for soil, the best perlite more, increases water permeability and air permeability. After the cut off the wound of Graptopetalum Mirinae will dry, the best place to put a cool 1-2 days, and then plant. Wet soil dry species, do not be exposed to the sun before the recovery of growth, leaf wilting, you can spray water to the root or leaf, as little as possible pouring water. Generally a few months on the root, and then can be normal care.
The more abundant the light and the greater the temperature difference between day and night, the more bright and moist the leaf color. In the case of allowable temperature, it is best for outdoor maintenance, to ensure adequate light. Lack of light or soil moisture when the whole Graptopetalum Mirinae dark green, sparse spacing elongation leaves, accelerated upward growth, seriously affect the ornamental, and may even die because of the plant photosynthesis blocked.
Graptopetalum Mirinae is prone to decay in excessively humid conditions due to its high water content inside the plant. Do not overwater. In order to avoid root water deposition, it is best to choose the pot with drainage holes at the bottom, beginners can choose the red pottery pot with good air permeability when planting; Use with caution glass containers that absorb heat and have poor air permeability.
At the beginning of planting Graptopetalum Mirinae, do not water, 3~5 days later to start watering; In this period of 3~5 days of slow seedlings, if feel dry, can be appropriate spray watering. Summer is best off water dormancy; Other time if the leaf is not full, can be properly watered, and vice versa.
Reference watering amount: 10 days or so, watering thoroughly each time. The watering frequency can be increased or decreased according to the climate difference of different regions and seasons.
It is advisable to use the sandy soil with good drainage and ventilation for the removal of excess water and the growth of Graptopetalum Mirinae roots. It can be mixed with peat granular pumice or river sand preparation of culture soil, with pine needle soil, vermiculite, leaf rot soil, sand soil each 1 preparation. Replace the pot every 12 years in the spring to cut off dead roots.
The most suitable growth temperature of Graptopetalum Mirinae is 15-25 ℃. Under normal circumstances, growth stops or mild frostbite below 5℃, and water freezing cells in leaves below 0℃ and below 0℃ are necrotic. When the temperature is too high (above 35℃) or too low (below 5℃) in winter and summer, the plants stop growing. At this time, watering should be temporarily reduced or stopped, and the watering frequency should be resumed when the temperature is suitable. Pay attention to ventilation during high temperature in summer to prevent prolonged exposure to the sun to avoid sunburn.
The dry old leaves should be removed in time at ordinary times so as not to accumulate and cause bacterial breeding. When the plant is overgrown or overgrown, it can be shaped by pruning the top branches and leaves to control the height of the plant, so as to maintain the graceful plant shape. The top part of the cut can be inserted into the sandy basin soil after drying the wound to take root and become a new plant. The stem and branches at the bottom can produce more lateral buds.
Graptopetalum Mirinae, miniature succulent. Plant small and lovely, most of the leaves are only the size of a grain of rice.