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Ghost Plant

Graptopetalum paraguayense

Also known as

Mother Of Pearl Plant, Mother-Of-Pearl-Plant

Ghost plant fresh by SKsiddhartthan (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Ghost Plant Overview

This hardy succulent has greyish-white opalescent leaves. Interestingly, the overlapping triangular leaves form a Fibonacci spiral. When grown in semi-shaded areas they tend to be blue/grey, whereas, when grown in full sunshine, they can be pinkish grey. In spring, they produce dainty sprays of miniature star-shaped yellow flowers. Spectacular as a mass-planted water-wise groundcover, they are very easy to propagate, but be careful as the stems are brittle and can break easily.

Common problems with Ghost Plant

Pest free

    How to harvest Ghost Plant

    Not applicable

    How to propagate Ghost Plant


    Place stalks directly into soil. They will begin to develop roots within seven days.

    Special features of Ghost Plant

    Drought resistant

    The fleshy succulent leaves store moisture to survive drought.

    Pot plant

    Does well in pots and its rangy habit causes it to cascade over the edge. Also useful in hanging baskets.

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Ghost Plant


    There is research under way into the use of extract of Graptopetalum paraguayense as a treatment for liver cancer.


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