(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Also known as Graptopetalum bellus or Superstar, this perennial, succulent produce individual rosettes that can grow up to 10 cm in diameter almost flat to the ground. Each leaf is glabrous, triangular, little more than 25 mm long, slate-grey and can vary in shape.
Recommended temperature zone: USDA: 9b-10 Frost tolerance: Hardy to 25°F (-4°C) Sun exposure: Shade to light shade Origin: Mexico Propagation: Seeds or offsets Blooming habits: The Tacitus bellus bears deep pink to red flowers at the top of 4" branched inflorescence (10 cm). The flowers that last several weeks are upright and star-shaped.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
I paid for 2 of these wonderful succulents unfortunately when they arrived they were both infested with mealy bugs. I informed shipper and they credited me immediately and told me I could keep the plants if I wanted to try to save them. I am currently still isolating them and fighting the mealy bugs no win on either side yet. I was very please with the superb packing and immediate customer service I received only wish that the plants had not succomed to mealy bugs. A few years back I had received 2 healthy ones of this same variety.