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Graptopetalum paraguayense, photo courtesy of Proven Winners
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Graptopetalum paraguayense

Ghost Plant
Crassulaceae
Cacti and succulents, Perennials

Thick-leafed succulent native to Mexico. Forms mound 8 in. high and at least 1 ft. wide; can spread widely, if slowly. Stems branch as they creep along theground or spill over walls or from containers. Suitable as a groundcover in areas where there is no foot traffic. Rosettes of fleshy, pointed leaves range in color from pale blue-gray (when grown in bright shade) to yellowish pink (in full, hot sun). Star-shaped flowers are white or yellow, on branching stems. Grow in coarse, well-drained soil that goes dry between waterings. Does not do well in desert heat, but will tolerate temperatures down to about 25°F (–4°C). Plants grow readily from cuttings; handle carefully, as leaves break off easily.

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