Ghost plant

Graptopetalum paraguayense

Description

Ghost plant is a distinctive rosette-forming succulent plant that grows with a low mounding habit, 12-15 in. tall and 2-3 ft. wide. This succulent is native to Mexico and is well adapted to warm climate areas in the Inland Empire. Foliage is comprised of fleshy 1-11/2 in. long tapered leaves that are mostly pearly-gray, but take on various shades of rose and purple in response to sun exposure and temperature conditions. Small yellow star-shaped flowers grow in early spring.

Ghost plant is a good special interest foliage accent plant in small spaces, raised planters and containers where it can provide bold color contrast with other plants. Like other succulents, it grows best in full sun, in well-drained soils and with low amounts of moisture. It can tolerate temperatures to 25°F.

Plant Type: Succulent
Foliage Character: Succulent
Habit: Trailing, Mounding, Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Pale green, Purple
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Morning sun, Heat, Drought, All day sun
Function: Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Near pools and water features, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Container plant, Borders
Height: 12 in. – 15 in.
Width: 2 ft. – 3 ft.