Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’ is a beautiful pink succulent. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 15 cm (6″) tall and about 30 cm (12″) in diameter. The plants main feature are the fleshy but red looking leaves that offset freely. When it finally flowers expect yellow flowers.
Genus: x Graptosedum
Care and Propagation Information
Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care off. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your succulent healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.
General Care for Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’
Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’ is also known as Graptosedum ‘Bronze’. It is a small succulent growing up to 15 cm tall (6 inches). The care and propagation methods are similar to typical succulents. It is an easy plant to care for. It is a nice addition to your outside garden!
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- Prefers full sun
- Can be grown outdoors and indoors
- Grows 15 cm (6″) tall
- Grows up to 30 cm (12″) wide
- Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
- Does not handle cold well
- Prefers Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 F)
- Best propagated by leaves, stem cuttings, seeds, and offsets
- Generally not known to be harmful to people or animals
- Grows best during Summer
Where to Plant
Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.
This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 10a which is around -1.1 °C (30 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant it in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.
How to Propagate Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’
This succulent is very easy to propagate and almost all the methods work well. It can be propagated by leaves, seeds, offsets, or stem cuttings. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store.
Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.
How to Propagate Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’ By Leaves
When propagating your succulent with leaves. (Learn How to Propagate Succulents in detail here.), you should get a leave carefully from the mother plant. It should be a healthy leave that has no part left on the stem. In this way, the propagation will work. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.
How to Propagate Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’ From Stem Cuttings
When propagating it from cuttings, cut a stem from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.
How to Propagate Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’ From Offsets
Alpenglow propagates from offsets. To be able to propagate from the mother plant, you might wait several years for the main plant to produce an offset. To start this process, use a sharp knife and remove an offset from the main plant. When you remove the offset, clean the extra soil from it. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.
How to Propagate Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’ Using Seeds
This succulent type is a slow grower so even if it can be propagated by its seeds, this method is not recommended. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.