Graptopetalum paraguayense

Mother of Pearl plant or Ghost plant

The Ghost Plant is a low growing, clump forming succulent comprised of rosettes of fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves, grey with a pink hue or overtone. Young leaves are an attractive mauve-grey colour. Leaf coloration is enhanced and intensified by the cold of winter.

In spring flower spikes emerge from the foliage, bearing white star shaped blooms. It forms an excellent ground cover in hot, dry positions and is effective in pots, containers, window boxes and even in hanging baskets. It grows up to 20 cm tall and spreads indefinitely.

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