-About Graptopetalum ‘Amethystinum’-
Graptopetalum 'Amethystinum', also known as 'Lavender Pebbles' or 'Jewel Leaf Plant', is a native Mexican succulent. Its chubby, rounded leaves exhibit a lovely lavender color, reminiscent of the popular succulent variety called Moonstones (Pachyphytum oviferum). While Graptopetalum amethystinum displays a distinct purple hue, Pachyphytum oviferum typically showcases pale green or bluish-green leaves with hints of pink or purple on the leaf margins. Graptopetalum amethystinum produces delicate star-shaped flowers in pale pink or yellow shades, while Pachyphytum oviferum bears bell-shaped flowers on tall stems, available in pink, yellow, or white tones.
-How to care for Graptopetalum ‘Amethystinum’-
Sun/Location: Unlike most Echeveria succulents, Graptopetalum 'Amethystinum' is a full-year grower except in hot summer. This succulent variety is easily colored if they get enough sunlight for 2-3 days. However, they are easy to turn green as well for lacking sun. In cold winter, bringing them inside and growing them near south-faced windows or under a grow light is the key to keeping them surviving and thriving. Click here to learn why succulents lose color.
Soil/Pot: Porous, well-draining succulent soil is the basis for growing healthy succulents. You can purchase our ready-to-use soil mix or make your own. Simply mix gritty rocks and perlite with regular potting soil, and you can get your own made soil.
Watering: Like Echeveria Ice Green, Graptopetalum 'Amethystinum' prefers less water than other succulent plants. It is recommended to water when the leaves are slightly wrinkled. In summer, less or no water works if necessary to avoid leaf rot caused by overwatering. Get rid of them when the soft and transparent leaves appear, or you will lose the whole plant.
Primary color: green, grey
Secondary color: lavender
Bloom color: light yellow/red
Cold hardiness: Zone 9a-11b(from 20F to 50F)
Product format: 2" pot
Suitability: Balcony, Window, Garden
Propagation: leaf, seed, offset
Special characteristic: easy to propagate