Graptopetalum bellum

Chihuahua Flower

Graptopetalum bellum

Care

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.

Chihuahua Flower
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).

Tacitus bellus
Graptopetalum bellum is also sold as Tacitus bellus, which is its old botanical name.

Graptopetalum bellum leaf cuttings
Leaf cuttings root in between 8 to 12 weeks.

Graptopetalum bellum leaf cutting

Profile

Scientific name

Graptopetalum bellum

Common name(s)

Chihuahua Flower

Family

Crassulaceae

Origin

Mexico

Height

5 to 10 cm

Toxic

No

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