The graptosedum california sunset succulent is a very beautiful, well known succulent that every single succulent lover should grow. This succulent stands out all because of its beautiful bright colors.
This succulent has beautiful red rosette shaped leaves with a little bit of green in the middle of them. The leaves are fairly thick and they look stunning with the red and green colors. It will also bloom white flowers in the spring, making this succulent look even more amazing.
The graptosedum graptosedum california sunset succulent is fairly fast growing, and will grow all the way up to 12 inches tall and 9 inches wide. It doesn’t grow that large, so don’t get discouraged if it’s not growing big.
You can grow this succulent indoors or outdoors, your choice! Definitely growing it outdoors than indoors will help grow this succulent bigger and maybe healthier. However, indoor growing is amazing, and more and more succulent lovers are growing it indoors.
You can also grow this succulent in any location outdoors, just as long as the weather is warm and suitable for growing succulents. Just make sure you move it indoors during the cold winter, it’s not cold hardy so the cold weather will freeze and kill this succulent!
The graptosedum california sunset succulent is very easy to grow and care for. By the end of this article, you will know all of the exact grow and care requirements for growing this succulent indoors and outdoors.
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Graptosedum 'California Sunset' Care
SOIL FOR GRAPTOSEDUM 'CALIFORNIA SUNSET'
This soil is the most perfect soil for the Graptosedum California Sunset. This succulent soil has 2 of the fastest draining ingredients out there sand and perlite. Sand and perlite will protect your Graptosedum California Sunset from root rot. Root rot is known as the #1 most common reason why a succulent will die and it happens a lot.
This soil will help your Graptosedum California Sunset grow healthy, happy, and of course protect it from root rot which is much needed. This soil is also loaded with 60+ minerals and nutrients from seaweed fertilizer. Your Graptosedum California Sunset will grow bigger, faster, and stronger in this soil because it will be absorbing many nutrients from the seaweed in the soil.
This is amazing soil for your Graptosedum California Sunset and you should definitely consider it when growing this succulent. Your Graptosedum California Sunset will just simply love it and will grow super healthy, faster, bigger, and happier when grown in this soil.
You should water the Graptosedum 'California Sunset' 1-3 days a week or when the soil looks or feels very dry. You must make sure to avoid overwatering so root rot does not occur and kill your succulent plant. It's important to use the 'soak and dry' method and only water when the soil looks or feels very dry. Be on the lookout for underwatering and overwatering.
Pot for GRAPTOSEDUM 'CALIFORNIA SUNSET'
It's important to use a succulent pot with a drainage hole. This will allow the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the drainage hole, keeping the soil dry and preventing overwatering and root rot. It's very important that your succulent pot has a drainage hole, most experience succulent growers know that having a succulent pot with a drainage hole is a must when growing any succulent. If your succulent pot doesn't have a drainage hole no problem! Check out our article on how to grow succulents in pots without drainage holes.
WHERE TO PLANT THE GRAPTOSEDUM 'CALIFORNIA SUNSET'
The Graptosedum 'California Sunset' isn't cold hardy, so make sure you avoid growing this succulent outdoors during the cold winter season. Avoid growing in temperatures under 30° F (-1.1° C) it will die in cold and freezing temperatures. Make sure to move and grow this succulent indoors during the cold winter season. You can then move it back outdoors once the weather gets warmer. Make sure to grow it outdoors in a succulent pot or container so you can easily move it when you need to.
Plant in an area that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight every single day. Make sure this succulent gets enough sun so it can grow healthy, produce its colors, and avoid etiolation. If growing indoors make sure to place it where it gets enough sunlight. If your house doesn't get enough sunlight, try investing into some grow lights.
HOW TO PROPAGATE GRAPTOSEDUM 'CALIFORNIA SUNSET'
For leaf propagation, gently just twist and pull the leaf very gently off the stem. It’s very important that you get the full leaf and not let part of the leaf stay on the stem. To make sure you get a very precise cut you can get some trimmers and cut the leaf off. After you cut your leaves off the stem you must make sure you let them sit out for 2-4 days so they can form a callus. After the leaves have formed a callus, go ahead and plant them in well-drained succulent soil.
Same thing as for leaf propagation, but this time you will need trimmers to get a clean cut of the cuttings. Cut off the cutting at an angle with trimmers, and make sure there’s enough room to plant the cuttings. Let the cutting form a callus by waiting 2-4 days. After a callus forms then go ahead and plant the cutting in well-drained succulent soil.
Same thing as cuttings, make sure that you cut off the offsets at a sharp angle. Then wait 2-4 days for a callus to form, then go ahead and plant the offset in well-drained succulent soil, and water right away.
The graptosedum california sunset succulent is a very unique, beautiful succulent that every single succulent lover should grow. It’s becoming more and more popular every single day and more succulent lovers are growing it indoors more than ever.
This succulent makes the most awesome edition to your indoor or outdoor succulent garden. It looks so unique and beautiful, it will look great with any of your other succulent plants that you have.
The graptosedum california sunset succulent is very easy to grow and care for. You now know all of the exact grow and care requirements for both indoor and outdoor growing. Best of luck growing this beautiful, unique succulent known as the graptosedum california sunset succulent.
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