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Mexican ghost plant rooting ?

Posted by 100mphtortoise none (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 28, 12 at 18:44

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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RE: Mexican ghost plant rooting ?

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.


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RE: Mexican ghost plant rooting ?

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 29, 12 at 12:18

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!


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RE: Mexican ghost plant rooting ?

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+


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RE: Mexican ghost plant rooting ?

Ok I will try that thanks for helping,


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