Graptopetalum Tacitus Bellus Super Star
(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).
Graptopetalum Tacitus Bellus goes by the common name “ super star”. The flowers of this star-shaped succulent are upright, forming unique rosettes of different shapes. This plant has its origin in Mexico and belongs to the family of Crassulaceae. Graptopetalum Tacitus Bellus offers a dormancy of winters and can grow up to 15 cm in height.
This perennial succulent grows at a fast pace. It is a perfect combination of low maintenance and maximum growth all in one plant.
Graptopetalum Tacitus Bellus is known for its deep pink and red-colored flowers that bloom during the early summer season.
Watering and Feeding
Water regularly during the summer season but ensure the soil dries out in between watering. Practice minimal watering during the winters. Make sure overwatering is avoided due to the chance of root rots. Feed the plant with a diluted fertilizer once every month between March and October.
Chihuahua flower thrives in soil that is porous and light. An excellent drainage system is ideal for its proper growth.
Graptopetalum Bellus plant grows best in winters, keeping in mind its frost tolerance of -5° C (23° F). Moreover, it belongs to the hardiness zone of 9a to 11b.
This houseplant requires full sun exposure, especially during its peak growing season. If you grow the plant indoors, make sure you plant it next to a window with bright sunlight.
There are three effective ways to propagate Chihuahua flowers. It can be done by division of offshoot, seed plantings, or by leaves that are rooted in sand.
Graptopetalum Tacitus Bellus also referred to as the Superstar plant, seems to do complete justice to its name with the lifelong rewards it offers to its owner. The best part is that it does not only thrive in winters but can also grow as easily in a room that is cool and cozy.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Early summer|
|Flower||Deep pink to red|
|Frost Tolerance||-5° C|
|Hardiness Zone||9a to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Graptopetalum tacitus bellus super star|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|