Graptopetalum glassii

Miniature, mounding, trailing, bursts of white flowers with pink or red speckling. Great for pots and rockeries.
height 4–6in
width 12–18in
tolerates Cold, Drought, Pots, Wind
This succulent likes to be fully saturated and then go totally dry before the next watering; you risk rotting the roots if you water while there is significant moisture in the soil. Keep an eye on the leaves, if they begin to shrivel the plant is ready for water. If the plant is in a small pot it will be heavy when well watered and lighter when it’s ready for a drink.

Remember your watering schedule will depend on the size of the pot (smaller pots needing more frequent watering) and environmental factors such as the season, weather, humidity and exposure.

Don’t leave succulents in standing water, such as a saucer, for more than a day.
exposure Part Sun – Full Sun
drainage In Ground: Cactus Mix, In Pots: Cactus Mix
fertilizing All Purpose, Low Needs
origin Colima, Mexico

Outdoor Exposure Guide


Full Sun
Six or more hours of sun beams directly landing on the plant's leaves.

Part Shade
Three to five hours of sun beams directly landing on the plant's leaves.

Part Sun
One to two hours of sun beams directly landing on the plants leaves.

Full Shade
The plant is never fully lit by sun beams, but is in a bright spot or has dappled sunbeams playing over the leaves throughout the day.

Deep Shade
The plant never has dappled light on the leaves, and is in a place that feels dim, even on a nice sunny day.

Growing Notes

It’s normal for the lower leaves of this plant to shrivel and fall off as it pushes new growth. If you find that the plant isn’t pushing new growth, but lower leaves are shriveling and falling off you are likely underwatering.
If the roots rot out this plant is easy to save. Cut the stem back to healthy green tissue and let it sit for a week in a cool dry shady place.Then plant in fast draining mix and return it to normal wet-to-dry watering. You can also propagate the a healthy plant this way, and it will send out new leaves from where the base was cut.
This plant is easily cultivated from single leafs. Just snap off a leaf and place it on consistently damp but not soggy potting soil. Once it’s rooted transfer it to cactus mix and begin a wet-to-dry watering schedule.

Special Interest

The genus graptopetalum has greek origins, with graptos meaning ‘written’ and petalon meaning ‘petal’. This refers to the unusual markings on flowers common to this genus.