Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’

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Basic Info

Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ is one of the most common succulent types that is mostly confused with Graptopetalum ‘Ghost Plant’. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 30 cm (12″) and about 10 cm (4″) in diameter. The plants main feature are the silver to grey looking fleshy leaves.

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Genus: Graptosedum

Care and Propagation Information


Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ 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 ‘Ghosty’

This succulent type is a hybrid one similar to Echeveria. When it blooms in spring, you will enjoy yellow flowers. It is a nice addition to your outside garden!

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Quick Facts:

  • Prefers full sun
  • Can be grown outdoor
  • Grows 30 cm (12″) tall
  • Grows up to 10 cm (4″) wide
  • Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
  • Does not handle cold well
  • Prefers Zone 9a -6 °C (20 F)
  • Best propagated by leaves and cuttings
  • Generally not known to be harmful to people or animals
  • Grows best during Summer

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Where to Plant

Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ 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 under the full sun. It should be fertilized during the spring.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 9a which is around -6 °C (20 °F).

How to Propagate Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’

It can be propagated by leaves or 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.


When propagating Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ 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.


When propagating Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ from cuttings, cut a leaf 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.

Origin and Habitat

Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’ is a hybrid native to Mexico.