Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Graptopetalum superbum
Graptopetalum superbum is an easy-to-care-for succulent, perfect for beginners and indoor growing It is fast-growing, doing well in container gardens or even terrariums.
Graptopetalum superbum 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
Superbum 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).
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How to Propagate Graptopetalum superbum
Graptopetalum superbum can be propagated from stem cuttings or leaves.
To grow Graptopetalum superbum from cuttings, use 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 superbum 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.