Succulent: Mother of Pearl or Ghost Plant, in Flower!

This certainly adds warm sunshine to any winter day! Rain is expected in my area tonight, but not before I img_1494snapped this photo of flower stalks blooming in one of my mother of pearl or ghost plants (also known as Graptopetalum paraguayense). This is a very striking and dramatic display – click on the photo to see the detailed image!

I was not aware of the flowering habit of this plant until recently. It certainly makes a very robust, beautiful succulent even more special.

In the upper right hand corner, dressed up in bright pink and yellow, is my lantana.

CONSUMER ALERT UPDATE: Lantana is highly poisonous if it is ingested. I’ve gotten a rash after pruning it. Please take care with this plant. More information on toxic plants can be found here:

http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/KNOW%20YOUR%20PLANTS-plant%20list%20for%20CPCS%2009B.pdf

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2 Responses

  1. Where can I purchase Paraguayense seeds?

    • Dear Sheron,
      I found a website, based in Canada, that sells cactus seeds, including Graptopetalum seeds:
      http://www.rarexoticseeds.com/Graines_Cacti_Seeds_Cactus_Seeds.html
      I haven’t yet gotten around to purchasing anything on that site yet, but it looks promising, and the price for seeds is very modest. If you do purchase through them, please let me know, if possible, what your experience with that company is. I, and I’m sure other visitors of this blog, would be very interested to hear about experience. I hope this helps, and thank you for visiting my blog!

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