Sempervivum calcareum, Houseleek – Succulent Plant
Graptoveria is hybrid crosses between Graptopetalum and Echeveria. Due to this mixed parentage, they form a diverse genus, but most are low growing, cultivated for their beautiful shapes and colours.
Graptoveria ‘Douglas Huth’ is easy to grow and require minimal care. They are very hardy plants requiring porous soil with excellent drainage. Water regularly over the summer months letting the soil dry out between watering. They can take full sun to light shade. Minimal water is required over winter.
Planting and care
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. The Graptopetalums are generally easy to propagate, by seeds, leaf cuttings or offsets. Any rosette that breaks off has the potential to root and start a new plant.
You should water by sticking your finger in the soil. If it is dry several inches down or the fleshy leaves are looking shrivelled, you should water. Container-bound plants thrive in a mixture of peat, sand or other grit, topsoil and a little bit of compost.
Sunlight: Full to partial sunlight
Soil: Well-drained soil