Graptopetalum Bellum | How To Grow & Care For Graptopetalum Bellum

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How To Grow & Care For Graptopetalum Bellum


Hey, guys, and welcome to the channel. Today is another day, and we’re gonna show you another video about this beautiful crop tall, get alum and bail him. That’s a little bit hard to say, but don’t worry, it’s an easy plant to care for now. It is also known as tacky to Bellows, and it was originally discovered in 1972 in the northern parts of Mexico by Alfred Lau, in the state of Sonora, Antigua at an altitude of over one thousand four hundred and sixty meters that is four thousand and eight hundred feet high. Now that’s quite impressive that it’s so recently discovered there, not many plants being discovered at this time. So I find this quite interesting now. The vellum is native to rocky terrain with moderate sun exposure. So when you care for this plant, make sure that you also only give it moderate sun exposure. But if you live in colder climates, you should think about putting it in a southern facing window. So that you get a little bit more. Sun, at least six hours a day now. This plant grows very slowly and creates clusters around it. When the rose scent already, they can become up to ten centimeters or four inches in diameter, almost flat to the ground and their leaves are glabrous and almost triangular shaped and most of them are around 25 millimeter long, appearing appearing to have a grey like color or even bronze colors, sometimes to it now. When this plant flowers, you can expect pink flowers. It usually happens around. May to July at the top of a ten-centimeter in Florence. You can expect a flower to be 2 point 5 centimeter diameter and, like we said, it is pink, but sometime also red, depending on each plant, the individual flower or five petal stars shaped and have dark pink stamens and white and turns now, if we’re talking about cultivation and this plant, the balloon is cultivated as an ornamental plant that means that this species required more shades than any of the other parts of the family as it is found near cliffs and grows in shade. Now this plant comes from the cryo-cell a family and when it comes to what kind of soil you should plant it in, think about a well draining soil so that the water goes through quickly. Now, when you water the plant, you’re going to want to use the soap and dry method that means you will water the plant until it’s completely soaked and water is coming out of the bottom of the pot, and then you do not water it until it has become completely dry that way you can ensure that your plant will not rot and die, it is easier and a lot more efficient to do it, so you can keep notes taking down how long it takes for your plant to dry up. This will vary vastly, depending on what season it is and how humid it is in the air or if it’s actually cold outside or not when it comes to fertilizing the plant only do so during the growing season, dilute to half of the recommended rate and use fertilizer for cactus and succulent plant. That is the easiest way to do, so another way is to use a banana peel to fertilize that also works quite well and is much cheaper. We have another video on that. If you want to see how you should prepare it now. This plant requires low temperatures so that it can flower in spring think about one month at 15 degrees Celsius or less. It can also survive short periods of time, a minus 5 degrees Celsius, But only if it is completely dry if it is not dry, you should make sure to pay in a different area, possibly indoors where you can keep a close eye on your plant. Now do not water or only enough for it to avoid shriveling if it is cold outside any cold, plus water means disaster for your plant. Now be careful to prevent rotting, especially when it’s winter low temperature or humid air. All of these things can cause the plant to rot, especially if it’s with a lot of other end plant. Now, a common issue with this specific plant is that these tightly packed rosettes are attractive to mealy bugs now. Mealy bugs are not a fun path to handle, but they can be easily handled. If you want to learn more about how to handle the mealy bugs, click down in the description, and you should find either a link to our website where you can find it or a link to how to handle mealy bugs directly now. I hope you have learned everything that you need to learn to grow this beautiful plant, and if you have not yet done, so give this video thumbs up, subscribe to our Channel and be sure to watch some of our all the videos by doing. So you help our channel grow and us create more videos. Now have a good day. Thank you bye.