A favorite among succulent growers, Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ is a cross between Graptopetalum amethystinum and Echeveria sp. ‘Debbie’ has long, fleshy leaves that have smooth margins and come to a point at the tips. Combined, the leaves form an attractive rosette that grows 8 inches tall and wide.
The leaves are a soft rosy pink and are coated with an epicuticular wax called “farina”, giving it a powdery, pastel appearance. This waxy coating helps the plant with its water repellency.
Being that ‘Debbie’ is frost tender, it is an excellent choice for containers. When the cold weather comes it can be moved into a bright room or window sill to ride out the winter.
As with most succulents, Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ requires little water. Be sure to plant in a container that has drainage holes, in soil that is very well-drained. Adding pumice or coarse sand to the soil will aid in its drainage. Water thoroughly, allowing water to drain out the bottom of the pot, then allow soil to dry completely before watering again. Provide one light fertilizing at the start of the growing season.
In spring through summer, Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ blooms coral-pink flowers that attract Hummingbirds. Simply clip off the flower spikes at the base of the plant when the blooms are spent. These easy to grow succulents will live several years if cared for properly. They are cold hardy to about 30°F, and the Sunset Climate Zones are 17-24. We are currently growing Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ in 4.5” and 5.5” pots. To see photos of these and many more plants we are growing, visit our website www.clearwatercolor.com or on Instagram @clearwatercolornursery.