Sunday, April 17, 2011

Graptopetalum amethystinum

Talk about fat leaves. And the fantastic color that goes with them. Also known as "Lavender Pebbles" or the "Jewel-Leaf Plant", it is from the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains of west-central Mexico and is fairly rare and well worth growing. It can be used as a trailing plant or as a hanging basket (it's native to cliffs).

The flowers are typical Graptopetalum flowers, quite intriguing in their own right. I didn't have a good photo of the flower so I'll include this one from the internet.
Graptopetalum amethystinumImage via Wikipedia
As always, enjoy your plants!
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1 comment:

  1. Lutero hermosa planta las hojas tienen un tono muy bello ademas se ve muy delicada.
    un abrazo Marisol.