Graptopetalum paraguayense - Variegated Ghost Plant


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Variegated Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense f. variegata) (Walther): A beautiful plant with a mysterious past. This form has a silvery pink cast and can get yellow highlights when grown in bright light. Like the standard form, it is incredibly easy to grow and can vary between a wide range of lovely pastel shades. Its name was mistakenly applied, as the species is not native to Paraguay but Mexico. It likely originated in the rocky mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert, but despite extensive searching, no one has yet re-discovered it growing in the wild.

Fortunately, Ghost Plant is well-known to many succulent growers for its colors, form, and ease of growth. Its coloration is extremely variable and tends to show yellow and pink tones when growing in direct sun and blues, purples, and silvers in partial shade. Growing in direct sun also causes it's powdery coating of farina to thicken, adding to its soft, frosty appearance.

Each tight rosette of flat, pointed leaves can reach up to 6.0" in diameter on tall stems. Ghost Plant offsets freely with new rosettes on lengthening branches that can eventually take on a trailing form. Each rosette can send up a bloom stalk with small, star-shaped blossoms.

Ghost Plant is a very forgiving grower, needing only bright sun, occasional water, and protection from deep frosts. It can overwinter well indoors if kept near a sunny window or under a grow light. Ensure it has well-draining pots and soil and that you only water when the soil is dry.

This is also one of the easiest varieties to propagate and a great place for beginners to start. From a single leaf or a stem cutting of one of its many offsets, Ghost Plants dependably re-grow roots. You'll soon end up with more rosettes than you know what to do with (more info).

Color - Primary

Blue / Blue-green

Color - Secondary


Color - Secondary

Purple / Black

Bloom Color

Pink Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 9 (20F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height


Maximum Rosette Size


Growth Habit / Shape


Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

Special Characteristic

Pet Safe

Special Characteristic


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