Graptoveria Silver Star

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  • Low Maintenance Succulent
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 6 Inches
  • Pet Safe

Hunting for a dainty house plant that adds color and charm to any desk or table? Looking for a no fuss plant to distract you from your daily stress? Graptoveria Silver Star, a succulent, native to Mexico and a cross between Echeveria and Graptopetalum, is a superb option. This delicate spiral of mint-green foliage will be your new constant companion, never shouting at you when it becomes “agitated”, but instead, only offering you added joy as the ends of its leaves change from green to hazy shades of rose. And, in the spring? This lovely succulent will please you even more as it yields beautiful blooms in ivory and pink. 

Best Locations For Growing Graptoveria Silver Star

Choose a room with bright direct light; temperatures ranging between 65° and 80° F; and humidity levels ranging between 40% to 50%. A brightly lit bathroom, for example, would be a prime location.

Graptoveria Silver Star Sunlight Requirements

Graptoveria Silver Star prefers six hours of bright direct and indirect light in order to maintain its attractive form and gorgeous colors. Choose a south-facing, west-facing, or east-facing windowsill to display your plant.

Graptoveria Silver Star Care

Graptoveria Silver Star adores acidic, well-draining soil. A typical house potting soil amended with peat moss and perlite should provide a delightful habitat for this new addition to your home or office plant assortment. This succulent’s low maintenance regimen includes minimal repotting. Simply repot when the roots have outgrown the current pot, and select a new container 1 to 2 inches larger than the old pot. Due to its small size, Graptoveria Silver Star does not need frequent pruning; however, occasionally trimming dead leaves to support new growth and avoid disease will facilitate growth. Propagation can be done using stem cuttings and offsets. 

Watering Graptoveria Silver Star

While Graptoveria Silver Star requires little fuss, this drought-tolerant perennial is susceptible to overwatering and underwatering; overwatering being the worst of the two. To prevent overwatering, it’s wise to do a moisture check prior to watering. Simply insert your finger one to two inches beneath the surface of the soil. If the soil is dry, then water. If not, wait a few days to do another moisture check. During the blooming season (spring and summer), the need to water will increase.

Feeding Graptoveria Silver Star

Graptoveria Silver Star can survive in soil depleted of nutrients.  As a result, this evergreen perennial is sensitive to overfeeding. The only time it may be necessary to add a little fertilizer to this houseplant’s soil is during the blooming season when this succulent needs more minerals to help it produce flowers. Using a low-nitrogen fertilizer during this period will help Graptoveria Silver Star yield more vibrant blooms.

Graptoveria Silver Star Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Mounded
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 6 inches
Mature Spread: 3 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Pink, White
Flower Shade/Description: Pink and White
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple
Foliage Description: Green with Light Purple Tips
Temperature: Above 10 °F (Above -12 )
Humidity: 0 - 50%
Common Name: Graptoveria Silver Star
Other Name(s): Ghost Succulent
Scientific Name: Graptoveria 'Silver Star'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

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