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Graptoveria ‘Opalina’

This fast-growing succulent is a hybrid of Echeveria colorata and Graptopetalum amethystinum. It has blue-green leaves, and when grown in the sun, the edges blush pink. 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 6″ (15 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings and offsets

  • Generally non-toxic

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Graptoveria ‘Opalina'

Graptoveria ‘Opalina' is a great addition to rock gardens or hanging baskets. As it grows, it spreads out as a small shrub.

Watering

Graptoveria ‘Opalina' 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

‘Opalina' 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, but can also be grown indoors.

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 Graptoveria ‘Opalina'

Graptoveria ‘Opalina' can be easily propagated from offsets and cuttings.

Offsets

Graptoveria ‘Opalina' 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.

Cuttings

To propagate ‘Opalina' from cuttings, use a sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors and cut a piece of the plant just above a leaf on the stem. Allow it to dry for a couple of days, and place in well-draining soil.