Vera Higgins Succulent

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  • Rare Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 10 inches
  • Pet Safe
  • Growing Zones 9 - 11

Few plants are able to handle hot windowsills as well as succulents like the Vera Higgins Graptosedum. This succulent hybrid, a cross between Graptopetalum paraguayense and Sedum stahlii, has plump leaves with rusty edges and pale green centers, whorling around thick stems up into a tight rosette. Like other succulents, the Vera Higgins is easy to care for, requiring infrequent watering and plenty of bright light. This pet-safe member of the Crassulaceae family is a great plant alone in a sunny spot or nestled amongst other succulents and cacti to add a surprising amount of color.

Best Locations For Growing Vera Higgins Succulent

Succulents are a great, low-maintenance way to add a desert-y vibe to a plant collection. The Vera Higgins Succulent has unique coloring, making it an excellent accent plant for a bright living room or kitchen window. Added to a succulent planter, the Vera Higgins adds color and texture. This succulent is ideal in homes with children and pets because it is non-toxic.

Vera Higgins Succulent Sunlight Requirements

Succulents do best when they are kept in a spot with bright direct to indirect light. Outside of bright light, succulents have a tendency to stretch, called etiolation, which causes them to lose their quintessential rosette appearance. The Vera Higgins can be placed in a west- or south-facing window, though should be monitored for signs of sunburn and may need water more frequently than when in lower light. An east-facing window may provide adequate sunlight, though supplemental lighting may be necessary if the plant shows signs of stretching. 

Vera Higgins Succulent Plant Care

Succulents require little care outside of infrequent water and the removal of any dried out lower leaves. Because they like to dry out in between waterings, the Vera Higgins can stay in the same pot for a few years at a time. When the plant has outgrown its pot, choose a new pot with drainage holes that is only slightly larger in diameter. Use a cactus or succulent soil to ensure that the roots are not staying damp for too long. It is a good idea to rotate the pot frequently to ensure that the plant is growing evenly. 

Watering Vera Higgins Succulent

As a desert plant, the Vera Higgins Succulent is easier to overwater than underwater. Like other succulents, allow the soil to dry out completely before watering deeply. When you do water, water thoroughly, until the soil retains water and it flows out the bottom of the pot. Bottom watering can be beneficial for succulents to prevent wetting the leaves or having prolonged moisture around the crown of the plant. To bottom water, set the pot in a few inches of water until moisture can be felt at the top of the soil. One way you can tell that a succulent is ready for water is by feeling the leaves. Freshly watered, succulent leaves will be full and hard. After a few weeks, the leaves become more pliable and even wrinkly, indicating that the plant is ready for a good soak. 

Feeding Vera Higgins Succulent

Succulents are grown in rocky, nutrient-poor soils and therefore are relatively low feeders. To fertilize the Vera Higgins Succulent, add a liquid succulent or cactus fertilizer into water once in the spring and again in the summer. Be sure to follow dilution instructions to avoid over-fertilizing this plant, which can lead to root damage. Fertilizing in the winter is unnecessary as plants grow at a slower rate.

Vera Higgins Succulent Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 11
Foliage Color(s): Reddish-Bronze
Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height: 4-5 Inches
Spread: 4-5 Inches
Soil Type: Porous, Rocky, Sandy
Habit: Compact
Watering: Dry, Moderate
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Uses: Indoor/Outdoor
Other Uses: Rock & Container Gardens
Type: Succulent/Annual
Scientific Name: Graptopetalum 'Vera Higgins'
Common Name: Vera Higgins Succulent
Other Name(s): Vera Higgins Succulent


Vera Higgins Succulent Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium 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: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 10 inches
Mature Spread: 6-8 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Orange, Red
Foliage Description: Reddish-Bronze
Temperature: 65° - 90°F (18° - 32°C)
Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
Common Name: Vera Higgins Succulent
Other Name(s): Vera Higgins
Scientific Name: Graptosedum 'Vera Higgins'
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:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 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 - 2 years 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:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years 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:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years 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:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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