Botanical name: Graptopetalum
Botanical name: Graptopetalum
Leatherpetal comprise a small genus of perennial succulents that grow in rosettes. The foliage is smooth, comes in shades of silver, pink, or green, and may be speckled depending on the species. this attractive foliage and star-shaped leaves make these plants popular houseplants and additions to desert gardens.
Species of Leatherpetal
Graptopetalum bellum (Graptopetalum bellum) is a succulent that is considered easy to grow and commonly cultivated as a houseplant. As a houseplant, the graptopetalum bellum should be grown in well-drained soil and full sunlight. This species can grow from cuttings.
Jewel Leaf Plant
The jewel Leaf Plant has chubby pinkish leaves that look like pink pebbles. When there is sufficient light, the leaves are covered in a layer of white powder, making their color even more vivid. When light is insufficient, the plant grows excessively, and the color of its leaves soon turns green. Propagation by leaf cutting usually succeeds easily, and the stems tend to lignify. The jewel Leaf Plant is a good choice for potting in a variety of different styles.
Each bluebean leaf is petite, oblong, and usually blue, with a slightly reddish tip. Each leaf also has a distinct layer of white powder attached to its surface. The leaves are fasciated on the branch terminals, huddling together so tightly that they look as cute as little "fists". When the plant is in full glory, its leaves turn pinkish and slightly orange. The bluebean is sensitive to high temperatures and goes dormant in the summer.
The Graptopetalum 'Mirinae' is a small variety often confused with Graptpetalm mendoza. The main difference is that each Graptopetalum 'Mirinae' leaf is smaller and looks pink when the plant is at its best. There are also distinct red dots on its white petals.
Graptopetalum mendoza is a small fleshy plant that spreads in clumps. Its pale green and tiny leaves grow in groups that eventually form into a circular pattern called a ‘rosette’. Its star-shaped flowers are attractive and white. It makes an excellent plant to grow in a rock garden.
Graptopetalum macdougallii (Graptopetalum macdougallii) produces ground-hugging rosettes and five-petaled blossoms. Any rosette that separates from the main plant has the potential to sprout if properly planted; it will grow roots and start a new, independent plant.
Leatherpetal 'Superbum' comprise a small genus of perennial succulents that grow in rosettes. The foliage is smooth, comes in shades of silver, pink, or green, and may be speckled depending on the species. This attractive foliage and star-shaped leaves make these plants popular houseplants and additions to desert gardens.
Ghost plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense) is a succulent native to the Mexican state of Tamaulipas and commonly grown as a houseplant or garden plant. It features ornamental trailing rosettes that turn yellow-pink when grown in a sunny spot or greenish-to-blueish-gray in the shade. It is sometimes confused with another succulent, Echeveria.
The fleshy leaves of beautiful Graptopetalum superbum can be pale green to lavender in color and are accompanied by small, red, star-shaped flowers in late winter and spring. Rosettes tend to bloom at the end of thick stems, and older specimens of this plant can measure several feet tall.
San Francisco river leather-petal
San Francisco river leather-petal (Graptopetalum rusbyi) grows on shaded cliff faces. Its ordinarily pale rosettes can darken to red or even violet at their tips depending on the conditions. It blooms in spring, producing six-inch-tall clusters of flowers. Any rosette that becomes separated from the main plant has the ability to sprout roots and begin an entirely new plant.
Graptopetalum 'bronz' looks like a mini version of the Ghost plant, and the two share similar habits. Its leaves appear glossy in the light, and the whole plant turns reddish-brown when it changes color. In the summer, it tends to grow excessively. In the fall it can be propagated by cutting the leaves from its lower stem. The success rate of leaf-cutting is usually high.
Patagonia mountain leatherpetal
Patagonia mountain leatherpetal comprise a small genus of perennial succulents that grow in rosettes. The foliage is smooth, comes in shades of silver, pink, or green, and may be speckled depending on the species. This attractive foliage and star-shaped leaves make these plants popular houseplants and additions to desert gardens.
Graptopetalum fruticosum (Graptopetalum fruticosum) is recognizable by its light pink, rosette-shaped leaves. However, the succulent also produces slender, star-shaped flowers with cream-colored petals turning to deep red at the tips. It is native to Jalisco, Mexico, where it grows on rocky terrain.
Care Guide for Leatherpetal