General Care for Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’
‘Fred’ is a survivor! You can cut off pieces of stem, wait for them to dry and they’ll grow new plants! Many succulents do this, but Fred is one of the most determined succulent I’ve seen.
‘Fred Ives’ can vary in color, from blue, green, purple and red. Your succulent’s color will depend on the amount of sunlight and water it is receiving.
They are also deer resistant, so planting them beside other prized plants can help deter them from being eaten.
‘Fred’ 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
Graptoveria ”Fred Ives’ is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° 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.
Pairs Well With
Crassula ovata “Gollum”