Graptoveria 'Opalina'


'Opalina' (Echeveria colorata × Graptopetalum amethystinum) (Grim) is a truly opalescent rosette and wonderfully low-maintenance. Keep it in partial sun and it will be a powdery blue-green. Move it into sunnier conditions and it will flush pink at the edges. Its distinctive leaves stay fairly upright and can grow into a 6" wide rosette.

'Opalina' is a relatively fast grower and will produce clusters of offsets at the base of the mother rosette. It thrives in sunny locations and pots and soil with excellent drainage. Water deeply and only when the soil is completely dry.

Over time, it can grow trailing, bare stems up to 8" under each rosette. Fortunately, 'Opalina' is easy to propagate and will stay compact with a quick trim. With a sharp, clean pair of scissors, cut a stem just below the rosette. Leave the rosette in a cool, dry place for 3-5 day so the cut can dry and callus. Re-plant the rosette in gritty soil and water regularly until it established roots.

Color - Primary

Blue / Blue-green

Color - Secondary


Bloom Color

Yellow Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 9 (20F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Recommended Light Conditions

Filtered / Partial Sun

Maximum Height


Maximum Rosette Size


Growth Habit / Shape



Blooms in Spring

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Fast Grower

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

Special Characteristic

Pet Safe