Graptopetalum pentandrum &
Graptopetalum pentandrum &
Graptopetalum pentandrum &
Graptopetalum pentandrum &
Graptopetalum pentandrum &
Graptopetalum pentandrum &

Are you looking for a stunning addition to your home or garden that's both low maintenance and visually striking? Well, let me tell you about this shrub succulent ‘Five-stamen Graptopetalum’ that is sure to make your gardening game stronger! The Graptopetalum pentandrum 'superbum' also known as Graptopetalum Superbum forms stunning rosettes of fleshy, pointed leaves at the ends of dull green, woody stems. These beauties can grow up to 3.2 inches in diameter and will add a pop of pink color to any garden or home décor.  

Wait until you see the flowers! In late winter to early spring, these plants produce star-shaped flowers with yellowish-white petals and dark red markings. It's a sight to behold! And don't worry about them taking over your space - their stems are erect at first but later become slightly decumbent, only growing up to 6 inches tall and up to 25 inches in diameter.  

 

Watering Needs 

This beautiful Graptopetalum plant can withstand droughts and doesn't need to be watered frequently to survive. In reality, these succulents are acutely susceptible to overwatering and are vulnerable to root rot if overly wet. Between waterings, let the soil completely dry out, and if in doubt, give it a little more time before watering again. 

Remember that succulents in the desert can go for weeks or even months without water, so water them sparingly during their rest phase and moderately during their active growing season. 

 

Light Requirements 

Like most succulents, five-stamens Graptopetalum needs full sun (bright, direct sunlight) to thrive, so choose the brightest area in the house. When grown as a houseplant, it should be placed in the sunniest spot in your home in order to receive the six to eight hours of direct sunlight that it needs each day. This usually means placing the pencil cactus in a south or west-facing window or using a grow light to provide supplemental light.  

Like most succulents, this five-stamen Graptopetalum species loves lots of light. Keep in mind that during winter you should move them to a place with partial sunlight. 

 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

The beautiful Graptopetalum plant favors very airy, sandy soil that drains well. Planting them in ordinary soil will result in compacted roots, stunted growth, and most likely root rot. Instead, make or buy a well-draining potting mix, or ideally use our specialized succulent potting mix that contains over 10 natural substrates and mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your succulent to thrive. 

When it comes to fertilizing your succulent plant, natural fertilizers are the best choice as they last longer and keep your soil alive by adding other beneficial compounds and microbes that encourage plant health and nutrient absorption.  

So, skip those harsh chemicals and give your succulent some love with a good natural fertilizer! 

 

Hardiness Zones & More 

The beautiful five-stamen Graptopetalum is a frost-sensitive succulent. It can withstand light frost for a short period of time. It performs well in temperatures above 25 °F - 50 °F. However, it can withstand temperatures below that, but only for short periods of time. If you live in USDA hardiness zones 9 -11, you can leave this succulent outside all year and even plant it in the ground.  

Growing these succulents indoors is the best option if you live in an area with harsh winters. This way, you can bring them inside during the winter or when there is a chance of frost or snow. Normal house humidity is fine for this Graptopetalum, but it prefers drier conditions. By providing your succulent plants with the proper conditions, you'll have a beautiful and unique Graptopetalum plant that will thrive for years to come. 

Bloom Season Spring - summer
Botanical Name Graptopetalum superbum
Common Name Superbum succulent, Five stamen Graptopetalum
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Pink, red, yellow
Genus Graptopetalum
Growth Habit Rosette
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 6 in. tall, 25 in. wide
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial Succulent
Propagation By stem, leaf cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Blue-green fleshy leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

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Graptopetalum pentandrum 'Superbum'

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Diameter: 8"-10"

Please note: All Landscape Ready plants that are in a 6-inch pot or larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Are you looking for a stunning addition to your home or garden that's both low maintenance and visually striking? Well, let me tell you about this shrub succulent ‘Five-stamen Graptopetalum’ that is sure to make your gardening game stronger! The Graptopetalum pentandrum 'superbum' also known as Graptopetalum Superbum forms stunning rosettes of fleshy, pointed leaves at the ends of dull green, woody stems. These beauties can grow up to 3.2 inches in diameter and will add a pop of pink color to any garden or home décor.  

Wait until you see the flowers! In late winter to early spring, these plants produce star-shaped flowers with yellowish-white petals and dark red markings. It's a sight to behold! And don't worry about them taking over your space - their stems are erect at first but later become slightly decumbent, only growing up to 6 inches tall and up to 25 inches in diameter.  

 

Watering Needs 

This beautiful Graptopetalum plant can withstand droughts and doesn't need to be watered frequently to survive. In reality, these succulents are acutely susceptible to overwatering and are vulnerable to root rot if overly wet. Between waterings, let the soil completely dry out, and if in doubt, give it a little more time before watering again. 

Remember that succulents in the desert can go for weeks or even months without water, so water them sparingly during their rest phase and moderately during their active growing season. 

 

Light Requirements 

Like most succulents, five-stamens Graptopetalum needs full sun (bright, direct sunlight) to thrive, so choose the brightest area in the house. When grown as a houseplant, it should be placed in the sunniest spot in your home in order to receive the six to eight hours of direct sunlight that it needs each day. This usually means placing the pencil cactus in a south or west-facing window or using a grow light to provide supplemental light.  

Like most succulents, this five-stamen Graptopetalum species loves lots of light. Keep in mind that during winter you should move them to a place with partial sunlight. 

 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

The beautiful Graptopetalum plant favors very airy, sandy soil that drains well. Planting them in ordinary soil will result in compacted roots, stunted growth, and most likely root rot. Instead, make or buy a well-draining potting mix, or ideally use our specialized succulent potting mix that contains over 10 natural substrates and mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your succulent to thrive. 

When it comes to fertilizing your succulent plant, natural fertilizers are the best choice as they last longer and keep your soil alive by adding other beneficial compounds and microbes that encourage plant health and nutrient absorption.  

So, skip those harsh chemicals and give your succulent some love with a good natural fertilizer! 

 

Hardiness Zones & More 

The beautiful five-stamen Graptopetalum is a frost-sensitive succulent. It can withstand light frost for a short period of time. It performs well in temperatures above 25 °F - 50 °F. However, it can withstand temperatures below that, but only for short periods of time. If you live in USDA hardiness zones 9 -11, you can leave this succulent outside all year and even plant it in the ground.  

Growing these succulents indoors is the best option if you live in an area with harsh winters. This way, you can bring them inside during the winter or when there is a chance of frost or snow. Normal house humidity is fine for this Graptopetalum, but it prefers drier conditions. By providing your succulent plants with the proper conditions, you'll have a beautiful and unique Graptopetalum plant that will thrive for years to come. 

Bloom Season Spring - summer
Botanical Name Graptopetalum superbum
Common Name Superbum succulent, Five stamen Graptopetalum
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Pink, red, yellow
Genus Graptopetalum
Growth Habit Rosette
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 6 in. tall, 25 in. wide
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial Succulent
Propagation By stem, leaf cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Blue-green fleshy leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

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