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Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’

This pink succulent is a Graptopetalum and Sedum hybrid. As it grows tall, it will trail over a planter or create ground cover in a garden. The rosettes grow tightly along the stem, with a leaf-shape similar to Graptopetalum paraguayense “Ghost Plant”. Watch for yellow flowers in the Spring.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by leaves, stem cuttings, offsets, or seeds

  • Generally non-toxic

  • Summer dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow'

Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow' is a great addition to rock gardens or hanging baskets. As it grows, it spreads out and spills over. It gets is name for the glowof the sun in the early morning and late evening in mountainous regions.

Watering

Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow' 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.

Where to Plant

‘Alpenglow' 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 and placed under a grow light. 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).

How to Propagate Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow'

Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow' can be propagated from stem cuttings, leaves, offsets, and seeds

Cuttings

To grow ‘Alpenglow' from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Leaves

To propagate ‘Alpenglow' from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success.

Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is completely dry.

Offsets

‘Alpenglow' will produce small rosette offsets. Cut the offsets off from the main stem with a sharp, sterile knife or scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before laying on well-draining soil.

Seeds

Sow your seeds in a well-draining soil. You can grow ‘Alpenglow' seeds outdoors if you live in an zone above 9a. If you live in a cooler area, you can begin sowing indoors under a grow light or on a seed mat.