20 Unique Graptoveria Types [With Pictures]
Graptoveria is a succulent hybrid that is a cross between a Graptopetalum plant and an Echeveria plant. In some nurseries, this plant is referred to as x Graptoveria. Its ‘x’ name indicates it is a hybrid plant.
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Types Of Graptoveria
Graptoveria ‘A Grim One’
Graptoveria ‘A Grim One’ is a tight rosette of fleshy silver-blue leaves with interesting flowers. This plant is structurally very similar to Echeveria Moonglow. However, the tips of its leaves flush red much faster than Echeveria Moonglow tends to. The flowers are sun yellow with many infinitesimal fire orange dots, organized in a loose band across the middle of the petal.
Graptoveria Acaulis is presumed to be a hybrid between a Graptopetalum paraguayense and an Echeveria amoena. It is a succulent shrub that forms rosettes of glaucous pearly-pink leaves that turn a deeper color in winter. The leaves are up to 5 cm long.
This hybrid is a somewhat variable plant concerning the size of the leaves and the flowers, depending on the Graptopetalum paraguayense used for the crossing. Also, the petals inside may be plain yellow or show red dots. The flower stem is up to 20 cm tall.
Graptoveria Amethorum is a rare hybrid between a Graptopetalum amethystinum and an Echeveria purpusorum. It has thick leaves of a speckled sea green to frosty silver. When grown in bright sunlight, its leaf edges can blush pink to red. It has chunky, keeled leaves with a faint line running down the center.
Graptoveria Bashful is an intergeneric hybrid of unknown parentage with stemless, clump-forming rosettes of fleshy mint green leaves. The leaves turn blushed rosy pink from direct sunlight and cool temperatures. Rosettes grow up to 7.5 cm in diameter. Flowers are pink and appear on long arching stems.
Graptoveria ‘David Cumming’
Graptoveria David Cumming is an intergeneric hybrid of unknown parentage that forms rosettes of fleshy leaves that vary in color from green, light yellow, and apricot to pink. The rosettes grow up to 18 cm in diameter. Flowers are star-shaped, white to cream with a flush of pink, and appear in spring and summer.
Graptoveria Debbie is a cross between a Graptopetalum amethystinum and an unknown Echeveria species. Its rosette is a soft pink and a thick coating of farina (epicuticular wax) gives this cultivar a powdery, pastel appearance. With exposure to bright sun, it can even show some orange tones. Small apricot flowers appear in spring.
Graptoveria ‘Douglas Huth’
Graptoveria Douglas Huth is a large grower with gorgeous colors. This cultivar is an intergeneric hybrid of Graptopetalum paraguayense x Echeveria sp. (possibly E. gigantea).
It can show lovely pastel pink tones when grown in bright sun and more blue-green tones when kept shaded. The wide leaves have a powdery coating of farina and make this rosette somewhat resemble a lotus flower.
Graptoveria Fantome is a silvery rosette of icy leaves. This variety grows a short stem and produces many branches and offsets for easy propagation. It blooms on a very large stalk where many yellow flowers appear.
Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’
Graptoveria Fred Ives is a cross between a Graptopetalum paraguayense and an Echeveria gibbiflora. It is a large shrub-forming cultivar and a very vigorous grower in the garden, that offsets to produce a clump and can take over an area if left alone. It produces rosettes up to 20 cm tall by nearly 20-30 cm wide atop short 10-30 cm tall stems.
Graptoveria ‘Harry Watson’
Graptoveria Harry Watson is a lovely stemmed rosette of pastel pink to blue-green leaves. The foliage has a nice coating of powdery wax (farina) that gives it a matte look and protects the plant in full sun. This cultivar is an intergeneric hybrid of Graptopetalum paraguayense x Echeveria ‘Rubella’. At maturity, it can reach up to 15 cm in diameter.
Graptoveria ‘Lovely Rose’
Graptoveria Lovely Rose is a rare Korean hybrid. It is an attractive small succulent with plump, fleshy, tightly compacted, gray-green leaves that form a beautiful rose-like cluster on the top of a bare stem.
Graptoveria Moonglow is an intergeneric hybrid of unknown parentage that forms rosettes of thick greenish-ivory leaves. The rosettes grow up to 15 cm tall and 25 cm in diameter, producing offsets to form tight clumps. Flowers are small, upright, orange-yellow, and appear on short branches in late winter and early spring.
Graptoveria Olivia is an intergeneric hybrid of unknown parentage. It forms an olive green rosette with a pink flush to its leaf margins and a bronze sheen. This cultivar can bloom in the spring/summer growing season, sending up a tall bloom stalk with pale yellow flowers.
Graptoveria Opalina is a cross between a Graptopetalum amethystinum and an Echeveria colorata. It is a truly opalescent rosette and wonderfully low-maintenance. Its leaves are powdery blue-green with a nice covering of farina. In sunnier conditions, it will flush pink at the edges.
The distinctive leaves stay fairly upright and can grow into a 20 cm wide rosette. It is a relatively fast grower and will produce clusters of offsets at the base of the mother rosette.
Graptoveria Platinum is an intergeneric hybrid of unknown parentage. It is an attractive succulent that forms rosettes of fleshy, almost white leaves, often with shades of blue-green and sometimes with pink edges. Flowers are unusual and very delicately tinted.
Graptoveria ‘Silver Star’
x Graptoveria Silver Star is a hybrid succulent between a Graptopetalum filiferum and an Echeveria agavoides ‘Multifida’. It is low-growing and forms clumps of rosettes of silvery-green leaves, each tipped with a pinkish to reddish bristle. The rosettes grow up to 10 cm in diameter.
Graptoveria ‘Spirit of ’76’
Graptoveria ‘Spirit of ’76’ is an intergeneric hybrid from the cross between an unknown Graptopetalum and an Echeveria shaviana. It is a small succulent shrublet that produces colorful rosettes of rounded, lilac to pink-gray colored leaves. Flowers are bell-shaped, pinkish-orange, and appear in spring and summer. This plant can be easily confused with the much more common Graptoveria Debbie.
Graptoveria Titubans is an intergeneric cross between a Graptopetalum paraguayense and an Echeveria derenbergii. It has grey-blue leaves that form compact rosettes on creeping stems. It offsets freely producing soon dense carpets or cushions. This cultivar grows to about 20 cm tall.
Graptoveria ‘Topsy Debbi’
Graptoveria Topsy Debbi is a hybrid succulent between a Graptoveria Debbie and an Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’. Also known as Graptoveria Lilac Spoons or Echeveria Cupid, it is a unique succulent with distinctive spoon-shaped lilac-grey leaves with a waxy powdery coating. The leaf shape varies from plant to plant, depending on the genetic balance of the parent plants. The colors become more intense in the cooler months.
Graptoveria ‘Worthy One’
Graptoveria Worthy One is an intergeneric hybrid of unknown parentage that forms stemless rosettes of thick juicy bluish-green leaves. Rosettes grow up to 15 cm in diameter and offset freely, forming dense mounds. Flowers are yellow, bell-shaped, and appear in summer.
How Do You Care For Graptoveria?
Graptoveria requires a substantial amount of light in order to thrive. They should receive at least four to five hours of bright, direct light on a daily basis. Placing your plant outdoors during the summer months will help it to thrive.
Graptoveria that does not receive enough light will become elongated and leggy, often ‘reaching’ towards the closest source of light. It is also unlikely that they will flower. If you have your plant on a windowsill, turn the plant occasionally to ensure that all sides of your plant get enough sun.
On the other hand, too many hours of intense, direct sunlight can result in sunburn.
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Graptoveria, like most succulents, does not require much water as they store water in their fleshy leaves. Wait until the soil has dried out completely before watering your plant, and then give it a good watering, making sure the excess water drains out from the pot.
If you water too much or too little, your Graptoveria will start to wilt, wrinkle, or drop leaves. However, it is better to err on the side of under-watering, as they can quickly succumb to root rot if overwatered. With that in mind, Graptoveria should never be kept in damp soil.
When watering Graptoveria, always water the soil directly and avoid allowing water to sit on the rosette of the succulent as this can lead to rot and fungal disease.
During the spring and summer, this succulent will need to be watered more frequently than it will in the winter.
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Graptoveria requires a well-draining, porous growing medium to help keep excess moisture away from the roots. Standard soil for cactus potting is sufficient for this succulent, which can be found at most nurseries and garden centers.
If growing in containers, make sure there are drainage holes in the bottom to allow water to drain from the soil. Soil that is constantly damp or doesn’t drain well will result in root rot.
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Graptoveria thrives in hot, dry conditions. For the most part, they do not tolerate cold temperatures or cold drafts well and too much humidity can lead to root rot. Graptoveria grows well indoors in average room conditions with around 40% – 50% humidity.
During the spring and summer months, your indoor Graptoveria needs temperatures of between 65 and 80°F (18 – 27°C). During the winter, a few degrees lower will be ideal. Outdoors, this succulent loves warm summers of at least 19°C or 20°C.
Generally, fertilizing is not a requirement for Graptoveria as they are accustomed to growing in nutrient-poor soil, which makes them susceptible to fertilizer burn if over-fertilized.
However, if you want to encourage healthy growth, you can use a cactus or succulent fertilizer or low-nitrogen mix that has been diluted 3 or 4 times more than the recommended dose.
Only feed a small amount every 2 or 3 weeks during the spring and summer months which is their active growing period.
Potting and Repotting
When choosing a pot or container to grow a Graptoveria in, it is important to choose the right size. As a rule of thumb for all succulents, choose a pot that is slightly larger than the root ball. This helps to ensure the soil doesn’t stay too damp.
Graptoveria does not require frequent repotting and should only be repotted once they have outgrown their previous container. To repot a Graptoveria, ensure that the soil is completely dry before removing it from its potting container. Repotting in the spring is usually recommended as the plant will be entering into its active growing period.
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How To Propagate Graptoveria
Graptoveria propagates mainly through offsets, leaf cuttings, and seeds. A mature plant will produce offsets from its main stem, which can be separated and propagated as a separate plant. Alternatively, it can be propagated through leaf cuttings.
If the succulent has already formed several rosettes, it is particularly easy to propagate. All you have to do is cut off the rosettes. The offshoots should be at least two centimeters in diameter.
The best time to cut off the rosettes is May. Pluck apart the individual rosettes, then plant them separately.
How Big Does Graptoveria Grow?
Most Graptoveria species exhibit a beautiful rosette 20 cm wide, although some can reach 25 cm wide as is the case of the Graptoveria ‘Moonglow’.