Aloe polyphylla “Spiral Aloe” is a small succulent type with a spiral pattern. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to 7.5 cm (3″) tall. The plant is best known for the fleshy green leaves with red tips. It is a plant that looks fantastic in any ones collection in or around the house.
Genus: x Graptoveria
Care and Propagation Information
Graptoveria ‘Silver Star’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care off. This succulent type needs less watering than other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Silver Star 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 for the Graptoveria. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.
General Care for Graptoveria ‘Silver Star’
This succulent type is a rare one that blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy pink-orange flowers. It is a nice addition to your outside garden!
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Where to Plant
Silver Star succulents need strong light. When planting this Graptoveria 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 12.2 °C (10°F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Graptoveria ‘Silver Star’ in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.
How to Propagate Graptoveria ‘Silver Star’
Graptoveria ‘Silver Star’ can be propagated by offsets or seeds. Propagating by seeds would be difficult since this succulent is a difficult type to grow. This slow-growing 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.
Graptoveria ‘Silver Star’ propagates from the offsets. To be able to propagate from the mother plant, you should 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.
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.