Graptopetalum 'Purple Haze' care and propagation informationPin

Graptopetalum ‘Purple Haze’

This hybrid succulent has grey-mint colored leaves with a tight rosette. When “happily stressed”, the edges of the leaves turn purple, giving this succulent its name. Each leaf is covered with a waxy farina, protecting it from sunburn. Watch for pink blossoms in the fall to spring.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12 in (30.5 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 4 in (10 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30°F  |-1.1°C)

  • Not cold-hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings, leaves

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Summer dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Graptopetalum 'Purple Haze'

Graptopetalum 'Purple Haze' is a trailing succulent, making it a great addition to hanging planters. Because it grows quickly, trailing can be mistaken for stretching. Be sure to give this succulent plenty of bright light.


Graptopetalum 'Purple Haze' has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

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Where to Plant

'Purple Haze' is not cold-hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

Often Mistaken For

Graptopetalum paraguayense or Graptopetalum superbum.

How to Propagate Graptopetalum 'Purple Haze'

Graptopetalum 'Purple Haze' can be propagated from stem cuttings or leaves.


'Purple Haze' grows easily from stem cuttings. Using a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors, remove a leaf from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.


To propagate 'Purple Haze' from leaves, gently twist the leaf from the stem. Be sure that the leaf you get is a “clean pull,” where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will give you a better chance of successful propagation.

Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.