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Graptoveria Opalina

Graptoveria is a charming succulent plant that's a cross between Graptopetalum and Echeveria, known for its rosette-shaped, fleshy leaves and low maintenance requirements. 

1. Light:
Graptoveria plants thrive in bright, indirect sunlight. They require at least 4-6 hours of indirect sunlight each day. If you're growing them indoors, place them near a south- or west-facing window. Outdoors, they do well in partial sun to full sun conditions, but provide some shade during the hottest part of the day in extremely hot climates.

2. Temperature:
Graptoveria's prefer temperatures between 15-27°C during the growing season. They can tolerate higher temperatures but should be protected from frost and extreme heat. During the winter months, it's best to keep them above 4°C.

3. Watering:
Succulents, including Graptoveria, are drought-tolerant plants. Water your Graptoveria sparingly. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Always water the plant thoroughly when you do water, and make sure the pot has good drainage to prevent root rot. Reduce watering during the winter when the plant is not actively growing.

4. Soil:
Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix for your Graptoveria. You can also amend regular potting soil with perlite or coarse sand to improve drainage.

5. Fertilisation:
Feed your Graptoveria with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half-strength during the growing season (spring and summer). Fertilize sparingly, typically every 4-6 weeks, and avoid fertilizing during the dormant winter period.

6. Container:
If you're growing Graptoveria in a container, make sure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom of the pot.

7. Pruning and Deadheading:
Trim any dead or wilted leaves at the base of the plant to maintain its appearance and encourage healthy growth. You can also deadhead spent flowers to promote new growth.

Graptoveria's are lovely succulents that can thrive with minimal care. By following these care instructions and providing the right environment, you can enjoy their beauty and resilience in your home or garden.