Ghost Plants Bursting All Over!

Also known as the mother of pearl plant and Graptopetalum paraguayense, this feisty succulent has really made its presence known! I have many succulents, largely the result of plant breakage, e.g., rosettes of this plant often get too heavy and break off on their own.

I have taken these broken off pieces and planted them directly into the soil, next to their larger parent plant and they have simply thrived, not only rooting and becoming an independent, stand-alone plant but these new plants are  producing new rosettes as well. Propagating this plant is as simple as that. I only give them water and tender loving care! I adore these rosettes – more, please! When mature, these plants also produce flower stalks that become dotted with dainty yellow flowers. I snapped this photo within the past half hour.

Most every broken-off piece of my various succulent plants have rooted and thrived, but this is the only one of my succulents that can really spread. It has taken less than one year for this spreading to happen in my garden. For this reason, if you will be planting this succulent directly into the ground, it should be given sufficient space where it can happily produce a field of future beautiful rosettes.

The larger, parent plant started in a container. When it started getting large and pieces of the plant kept breaking off more frequently, I transplanted them directly into the soil of my backyard and voilà! Happy memories!

If planting directly into the ground is not an option, I recommend buying larger, multiple containers to accommodate the future needs of this plant.

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One Response

  1. I love the rare succulent you find that will do some serious spreading!!! This is gorgeous!!! Congrats!

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