Breeding xGraptophytum needs to use loose soil, good drainage soil, and water in time after the soil becomes dry. After a period of growth, the head can be cut off, and the cut leaves can be propagated.
In summer, it is necessary to reduce the amount and frequency of watering, properly open windows for ventilation, ensure that the soil is dry below 5 °C, and apply fertilizer once a month during the growing season.
Breeding methods and precautions
Propagation: Generally, xGraptophytum has two propagation methods: cuttings and leaf cuttings. Today we will talk about the relatively simple way of leaf cutting. First remove the leaves and put them in a cool place for a few days before transplanting them into pots.
Soil: xGraptophytum people prefer soil with loose soil and good drainage. It is recommended to use a 1:1:1 mixture of perlite, peat, and cinder. A moderate amount of river sand and small pumice stones can be placed on top of the soil.
Moisture: xGraptophytum prefers dryness, so it is best to water it after the soil surface is dry. Moderate lack of water will not affect its growth.
Pruning: After a period of time, the stem of the xGraptophytum will grow excessively and affect the appearance. At this time, the head can be beheaded. The clipped leaves can be used for propagation and will also promote the growth of side shoots, making them more beautiful.
It is hot and humid in summer, so ventilation must be done well, and the amount and frequency of watering should be reduced. In winter, when the temperature is below 5 degrees, watering should also be reduced. When the temperature is below zero, the soil should be dry. Fertilize once a month during the growing season.