In this post, I share a plant that does best with some stress in the sun. This is my new blue pearl succulent that is in the Graptoveria family. You will find a video and images below.
Fun Facts About the Blue Pearl Succulent
The first question I had was ‘what is a Graptoveria’. Luckily, when I brought the plant home it had a tag on the container. This is a hybrid cross that originated from a combination of Echeveria and Graptopetalum or Echeveria x Pachyphytum. The plant displays shades of pink and orange when grown in bright sun. Mine is totally putting on that display after 2 months in mostly full Ohio sun. Apparently, the plant will produce yellow star-shaped blossoms on a tall stalk each year. As it gets older it grows long, bare stems, but can stay short by pruning. I also read it is easy to propagate so stay tuned! It appears the plant is usually sold individually rather than the cluster I brought home. I also had a hard time finding a photo of the one I have under the name ‘Blue Pearl’. My ‘Blue Chalksticks’ ( senecio mandaraliscae) came upon numerous searches.
This plant will spend the winter in my geodesic biodome. I did read the Blue Pearl can take some freezing temperatures but I am not going to change it. If you don’t have a greenhouse or a dome you could easily keep this beauty in a bright sunny window of your home just do not overwater. This plant likes to be dry and not swimming in water.
Blue Pearl Succulent
I put together this video of the plant after being in full sun for 2 months. I LOVE IT!! Be sure to comment on the video if you are a YouTube subscriber.
This video is one of my many Bren Haas YouTube Channel shares.
I have had my plants (see photo) in a terra cotta container all summer long. The container has great drainage and the soil is potting mix with 50% pumice. I also used a pretty stone as the mulch on top. When you do water be sure to water deep and let the plant-soil completely dry out before watering again.
I can’t wait to show you how I am going to re-root the stem cuttings later in the season. If you don’t see my post about how to do this be sure to reach out to me on my site.
In this post I share a video featuring the unboxing of new succulents and cactus from Mountain Crest. Check out the video and list of