Succulent: Mother of Pearl or Ghost Plant

Mother of Pearl or Ghost PlantThis is the same plant that is growing next to my acorn squash (see May 26 post)! This is my best guess for this plant, since I bought it at the 99 Cents Only Store without a label (SHOPPING TIP: this is a good place to shop for very young plants without breaking the bank). If this is, in fact, this plant, for those wanting more information, the scientific name is Graptopetalum paraguayense, a native of Mexico.

HOW TO: Propagation of this plant is easy. Its parts break off rather easily. Like many such succulents, just plant the broken piece in somewhat moist soil and you’ll have new plants growing within a few weeks, which is very cost-effective. It’ll multiply itself also, as evidenced in the photo (it started out as one plant with three small stalks), so don’t worry about the one piece staying alone for too long! It’s a very low maintenance, beautiful plant.

TIP: I like growing intact plants or broken pieces in containers because, within a short time, you’ll have a truly beautiful cascade of rosettes. The container can be moved to any sunny place as your garden scheme changes.

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2 Responses

  1. What a pretty succulent plant! I have a different version of a grapto….they are all really nice looking I think! From afar, this looks like a sedum, the way it grows!

  2. Very much agreed! I enjoy my succulent plant, as I’m sure you do your grapto as well. Thank you for your kind comment and for visiting my blog!

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