xGraptoveria Pink Ruby - Succulent Care
How to care for Graptoveria ‘Pink Ruby’
(Graptoveria ‘Jujube’, ‘Bashful’)
Graptoveria ‘Pink Ruby’ is a charming little succulent growing to a maximum 10 cm. With some sun or temperature stress, minty green leaves begin to blush turning pink and red, fitting to the name Pink Ruby. The leaves grow densely around a short stem in a rosette formation. These heads tend to multiply, leaving you with a charming clump of red and pink beauties. For a versatile pop of colour, these clustering succulents will quickly fill out arrangements—perfect for centerpieces and accent pots!
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Pink Ruby can be kept under stressed or normal conditions with two different affects. Under stressed conditions (less water, more light, less fertiliser, and cooler temperatures), rosettes are pink and red and measure 4–5 cm. Normal conditions (more water, less light, more fertiliser, and warmer temperatures) reproduce green rosettes much quicker, which grow to 8–10 cm. With such a tolerance for a range of conditions, Pink Ruby is an easy succulent to grow.
LIGHT: Pink Ruby livens under sun stress, turning pink and red.
WATER: To bring out the warm colours, water only after the soil has dried out. Pink Ruby grows vigorously with more water, but the foliage grows green.
SOIL: Use a well-draining soil mix.
PLANTING: Plants will quickly fill a 16 cm pot with holes for drainage.
FERTILISER: If you prefer red rosettes, do not fertilise and consider repotting to replace old soil with fresh. The new soil has important nutrients without the risk of overfeeding with fertiliser. Fertilising will boost growth while turning foliage green.
BLOOMING: Graptoveria bloom in spring or summer. Flowers are star-like, white flowers with five petals. The pink flower stem springs straight up from the side of the rosette and branches at the top, revealing many buds.
DORMANCY: Graptoveria are dormant in summer and grow during winter. These succulents are frost tender and should be protected.
PROPAGATION: These succulents are easy to propagate. The rosettes grow offshoots and spread quickly. These can be separated or allowed to fill their container. They can also be propagated by leaf.