Graptoveria ‘Opalina’

Smooth, opal-like leaves spread into small patches in the ground; ideal in containers, too. Best color in sunshine.
height 4–6in
width 6–8in
tolerates Drought, Heat
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 Shade – Full Sun
origin Hybrid, Mexico

Sunset Zones Map

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

If the roots rot out this plant is easy to save. Cut the stem and prune back to healthy green tissue, then let the cutting sit for a week in a cool dry shady place. Next plant the cutting in a fast draining mix and return it to normal wet-to-dry watering. You can also propagate healthy plants in this way, and the bottom will send out new leaves from the base where it was pruned.
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

Graptoveria are intergeneric hybrids of the genuses graptopetalum and echeveria.