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Fast Growing Succulent Graptopetalum Superbum | Gswlk


This is my mummy, Grapto Petalu’m pentandrome superbum. That’s what it used to be called now. It’s just plain and simple. Superbum or superbob. Hello there. My name is Liz. A self-confessed, succulent addict. Welcome to my channel. Growing succulents. It’s a stunning little plant. If I say little, would you consider that little? So it’s quite flat face, so the leaves are sort of flat. So as you can see there, you go that one there, see, but it’s got beautiful pink color, and it’s got this farina. That sort of protects them from the sun, so that’s. When you touch it, see there, you go, so mark them like, okay. Let’s go mark the whole thing. So there you go so that’s? It’s like a dark pink. I don’t know what tone, sort of a maroon pink, but it’s beautiful and this one is my original mummy plant. And it has been growing in this spot for the past four years. And originally when I got it, I had it growing over there next to that big pot where the Calamansi tree is next to the owl. So that’s where I had it growing originally and it’s exposed to the element and it can take full sun and shade and it wouldn’t matter. It’ll still stay beautiful. On the first year, it got hit by the frost. We had minus four at that time and minus four straight away. I saw that it started going translucent, so I put it away and put it in this spot ever since and it has been growing here for the past four years well. After that initial initiation with the frost, it was able to handle in this spot, so it’s sort of semi-protected. It’s still open to the element, so if it does heavy rain, it gets rained on, but there’s no direct dew or settling of the dew for the frost to form on them so it was able to handle minus 11 in this spot and from one plant. I have many many many many plants. Now, look at all those babies over here. They’re so easy to grow. All you have to do is, uh, shake off the leaves in the bottom, so even that one there, so if I don’t really like the look of that one now I would just take those bottom leaves off there oopsie. Okay, just that and then just drop it in and you got beautiful. Look at the color like I just rubbed that. Look, that is beautiful, nice and juicy and plump and leave it there. It takes a while for them to germinate, and this one now has been sitting there for a good at least two months since I plucked that, and that one is that growing from they do branch up as we’ll like grown growing from the the stem, so sometimes see like that one there that’s from a stem right in the bottom, so you can see that baby there, so there you go, so that’s stem grown and it just popped out and you can see here as well, so if you cut off say, for example, this part, I’ve already chopped that off, took many many, many many cuttings from this plant and that one is already I’ve chopped off something there and also something there and a few of them and so and it still keeps growing so up. The top here is where I have my leaf. Grown babies are growing and ill. Take this down oopsie oopsie. Hang on there! You go so all of this are grown from a leaf. Now, from the time I plucked the leaves, just trying to see if I still have some dates left because they wore out. Hang on there! You go okay so but all of this grown from a leaf, but look at that. Even down there. Look, little babies growing underneath. So this is like one leaf Two leaves three four. So the main big ones are the main leaf and from that main leaf now has grown many many babies. Look at that beautiful, beautiful, beautiful look at, and they’re gorgeous. Oh, I love them. I love them, so I don’t. Actually, a lot of people have come here. I don’t really like pointing out and say. Oh, look at my superbub. Sorry, guys, because I really love them, and they are Frost, Hardy and I was hoping to put this in my front garden. These ones now actually have seen well. Last year or last winter, we had minus 6.7 and it has survived the frost being out there up the top, so you got a thin layer of the 50 UV sort of protecting it a little bit, but it is now well acclimatized and hard and this is now ready to go in the garden with no covering, so that’s why I’m trying to keep them safe and not share them. I’m going to be a bit greedy with them because of that, but since I’m not going to put them in the garden in the front garden. Now I’m just going to put this in a pre-t in a big, pretty pot, so I’ve pulled out my other big one that’s been growing under the shelves there in my intermediate soil mix and just to compare the color and the size, so this one grown in the sun hang on, this is a leaf or grown from a leaf and that one is grown from a cuttings. The ones grown in cuttings, of course, is going to be bigger, but the color color wise is. This is much prettier. Look at that, see? Oh, I don’t know, hang on that. One is my favorite, okay. I’m trying to be fair just to show you look so, but it’s still you can see the difference. Wow, that’s heavy. And this one is much much lighter and the soil before was actually sort of up here and the plant has already consumed a lot of the soil, so that’s why it’s all gone down now. Compared to my intermediate soil mix, which has a lot of nutrients for the plant in the soil that the plant can take in. So this one is less. Um, so this is master succulent soil mix, and that’s the intermediate soul. Mix over there so but anyway, so this one is just absolutely beautiful. Ah, love, love love. Love, love, love, love my crop top super bomb or this by the way. I have it growing over there anyway. So right about there and this one got attacked by a snail, so a naughty little snail crawled up and ate it so anyway, this one okay is grown from a leaf and I just transplanted it and put it here and now it’s put out a lot of babies as well. So one plant has produce a lot of babies as well, but this is the same size, if not even bigger than those ones there and the color wise because this is much closer to the top or more exposed to the sun compared to this other two. But you can tell that even here, so the color wise as well, that one is much a little bit darker than that one over there. So the center rosette is more greener. Then this one’s a bit more pink Pinkier not Pinker pinkier. And this one is the pinky. Yes, look at that. See, colors, beautiful, beautiful. So this one here, this is my highly foreign plant area, so there’s one missing here, Lowry. I’m soaking Malawi because we need some watering, so this is really light now, so this one now, so this one also is in need of watering, but this one now I’m trying to make it grow into a variegated one, so I’m just seeing, if see, look that one, there’s green in the bottom, so the flower is actually quite dreamy. I love the flower. See those sticks? Hang on so you can see the sticks. Oh, that’s I left that purposely for this video, but they are actually like when when it flowers. The whole plant is just covered with these tiny little sprays of flour and it’s just so dreamy. I love it but anyway. This one now very easy to grow and hang on, and I never had any issues with mealybugs or anything eating it. The mealybug doesn’t like it, so unlike the other similar sorry, unlike the other similar looking, Uh, Debbie, the Graptoveria Debbie. So this one is Graptopetalum is actually, I would say much hardier plant when it comes to being attacked by insects, They’re much stronger plant than say, a graptoveria or echeveria, for that matter. and watering wise. I only water it when it needs water. I just pour some sea salt soluta in a watering can and just pour it in a little bit or actually just spray it, and then after that, I water it, I hose it down and it’s been happy growing here and look at that. Isn’t that a beautiful, beautiful plant and this one in a small pot? So you can still see the mummy leaf? There, look at that that was still the original mommy leaf we did and let’s compare this. Oh, this is ah, look, even prettier. The leaves are much thicker. It’s almost like the purple delight, the graptuvaria purple delight or Graptuvaria. Crystal, see? Oh, beautiful plant I. If you love pink, then this is the plant for you. I reckon, and again I’m gonna reiterate this. No mealybug issues with this plant. So if you have a chance of getting hold of a grape superbum? I suggest you get one. It’s so pretty so pretty, and you’re not gonna regret it. I promise I don’t like promising things that I can’t deliver, but this one I would promise that so all those plants that you’ve seen now are all grown from a leaf, and I also have another one here. Look at that! Oh, this one is just delectable. Look at that nice and fat So Grapto pe talon pentandrum superbomb. I’m sorry, you’re not pentandrum anymore. They simplified you beautiful. Look at that gorgeous! See, so I actually water this on top water down in the bottom. It doesn’t make any difference. They love water. They don’t like water. No, they they don’t mind. I haven’t had any issues with them. This actually so on the top 10 one of the plants that’s really easy to look after.