Mexican ghost plant rooting ?

100mphtortoise(5)June 28, 2012

Just got a stem of a mexican ghost plant and don't how to start it, do I just put it in some soil and expect it to just start rooting its self. Any help is thankful.

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cactusmcharris

If you're talking about Graptopetalum paraguayense (which isn't, as you note, not from Paraguay) put it slightly in porous soil and mist daily - it should root in a month or less, although hot weather (+90F) inhibits the speed at which this happens.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 7:44PM
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100mphtortoise(5)

Heres a pic.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 8:20PM
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100mphtortoise(5)

Heres a pic.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 8:22PM
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100mphtortoise(5)

Heres a pic.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 8:24PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

yes that's what it is, Graptopetalum paraguayense. I stick cuttings in dry soil in the shade, mist the plant as cactusmcharris says, and check for roots and then when there are roots start watering. Takes a few weeks. This plant is easy to get going and beautiful. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 12:18PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

In the spring one can take almost all the leaves off and root them and pretty soon , one has a whole bank of them. They are easy untill it gets too hot and dry. They do need some suplimental water then AND some afternoon shade when it gets 100+

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 5:23PM
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100mphtortoise(5)

Ok I will try that thanks for helping,

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 5:43PM
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