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Graptosedum ‘Darley Sunshine’

This succulent hybrid has mint green rosettes that blush pink in full sun. In cold weather, the leaves turn a purple hue. As it grows, the leaves of the rosette form a spiral. Watch for white flowers in the spring.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 8 in (20 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 5 in (12.5 cm) wide

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

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings, leaves, offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Summer dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Graptosedum ‘Darley Sunshine'

Graptosedum ‘Darley Sunshine' is a trailing succulent. As it grows, it spreads out, with stems and rosettes hanging over planters. It is a Graptoveria and Sedum hybrid, with parentage most likely from Graptopetalum paraguayense and Sedum pachyphyllum.

Watering

‘Darley Sunshine' 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

Graptosedum ‘Darley Sunshine' 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). You may notice stretching without a grow light.

Also Known As

Graptosedum ‘Francesco Baldi'

How to Propagate Graptosedum ‘Darley Sunshine'

Graptosedum ‘Darley Sunshine' can be propagated from stem cuttings, leaves, or offsets. It will not come true from seed.

Cuttings

To grow ‘Darley Sunshine' 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 ‘Darley Sunshine' 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

‘Darley Sunshine' will produce small offsets, sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.