- Lighting Graptopetalum bellum is suitable for part sunny to light shaded places. Avoid burning summer sun.
- Soil Regular mixes for cacti and succulents can be used or pure pumice.
- Watering Let the soil dry or nearly dry between the waterings. Water sparingly if placed temperate or cool during winter.
- Feeding Every 4th to 8th week when in active growth with cacti liquid fertilizer or a standard liquid fertilizer at half strength. Spikes or granules at half strength can be given 2 to 3 monthly. New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
- Temperature The Chihuahua Flower does best with a winter rest period at 5 to 10 °C (41 to 50 °F). Minimum temperature is 1 °C (34 °F).
- Propagation Seeds, leaf cuttings, stem cuttings or offsets.
For showing its beautiful flowers the Chihuahua Flower needs a temperate to cool winter rest period at 5 to 10 °C (41 to 50 °F).
Graptopetalum bellum is also sold as Tacitus bellus, which is its old botanical name.
Leaf cuttings root in between 8 to 12 weeks.
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5 to 10 cm