Graptopetalum pentandrum superbum is a pretty succulent, forming wide, open rosettes of fleshy, lavender-pink leaves held at the end of thick stems. Yellow flowers with red stamens appear from late-winter to spring.
The rules for Graptopetalums care are similar to those for most succulents. Container-bound plants thrive in a mixture of peat, sand or other grit, topsoil and a little bit of compost. Full sun is the best situation but they will also grow in partial sun with slightly rangy results.
Graptopetalums need excellent drainage and moderate water. You can tell when to water by sticking your finger in the soil. If it is dry several inches down or the fleshy leaves are looking shriveled, you should water. Over watering is a cause of root rots and the plant can get several pest infestations.
Suitable for Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping