Plant Care Ghost Plant

Ghost Plant

4.5 out of 5 (235 experiences)

Ghost Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Ghost Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Ghost Plant

Ghost Plant is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 6889 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Ghost Plant likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

⚠️ Ghost Plant is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Taxonomy

Graptopetalum paraguayense
Graptopetalum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Mother-of-Pearl Plant and Leatherpetal

How to care for Ghost Plant

Water

How often to water your Ghost Plant

Water needs for Ghost Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Ghost Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Worth, Texas.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ghost Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Ghost Plant in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

55% Medium

Growing Ghost Plant in Fort Worth right now

Light needs for plant Ghost Plant in Fort Worth, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 28th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Worth is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Ghost Plant in Fort Worth, Texas

Sunlight will decrease by 23.5% ☀️

November 28th, 2022

Fort Worth is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Worth is expected to decrease by 23.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.2 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Ghost Plant in Fort Worth, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 28th, 2022

This month, Fort Worth is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Ghost Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ghost Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ghost Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Ghost Plant does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Fort Worth, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ghost Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ghost Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ghost Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Ghost Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Ghost Plant

Ghost Plant

Ghost Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Fort Worth, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Ghost Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 131
Ghost Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 106
Ghost Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 92
Ghost Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 33
Ghost Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 20
Ghost Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 19
Ghost Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Mandysr avatar
@Mandysr
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 305 XP
globe Allendale Charter Township, MI
02/04/2022

This plant thrives even if not watered often! If you forget about watering your plants this is the one for you! It’s also pet safe :)

Survivor Survivor
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 20,080 XP
globe Washington, DC
01/10/2022

Easy to prop. Give it light and leave it alone.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 20,080 XP
globe Washington, DC
01/10/2022

It’s a succulent so it’s easy and just wants you to give it water rarely and lots and lots of light pooo

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 20,080 XP
globe Washington, DC
01/10/2022

It’s a succulent so it’s easy and just wants you to give it water rarely and lots and lots of light pooo

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Ted_talk avatar
@Ted_talk
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 46 XP
11/30/2021

Do not water every day <3

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 86 Plants
xp 14,504 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/28/2021

Super easy to grow. Mostly ignore it and it thrives.

El.oh.el avatar
@El.oh.el
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 230 XP
10/29/2021

Easy to keep alive

Survivor Survivor
R_l15748 avatar
@R_l15748
leaf-1 92 Plants
xp 10,944 XP
10/21/2021

Not too much water!!

Survivor Survivor
Hgh2305 avatar
@Hgh2305
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 88 XP
globe San Angelo, TX
10/11/2021

It stretches SO easily. Once it stretches, there’s no way to bring it back down. It propagates very easily. Just break off a leaf and put it in the soil with the original plant.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Daniel avatar
@Daniel
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 88 XP
10/06/2021

Ghosty is wonderful.

Corvidcounty avatar
@Corvidcounty
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 167 XP
09/30/2021

Goodness, I bought Huginn and Muninn quite a few years ago, originally for a school project. After that, they sat on my porch for over two years, no intervention. They survived strictly off of the rainfall my area got. Not a pretty sight, but a surviving one. I decided to repot them and take them inside. I’ve had them inside for about half a year and they’re recovering to the beauty they once held, slowly but surely.
If you don’t trust your capabilities of keeping plants alive, I suggest ghost plants, mine have been crazy hardy, they are definitely survivors.

Survivor Survivor
Teresa loves plants avatar
@Teresa loves plants
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 4,205 XP
09/29/2021

This succulent is tolerant of dry soil, but is happier with water after the soil dries. It languishes in low light, but take cuttings and place where a few hours of sun a day falls and, voila, a beautiful plant again!

Survivor Survivor
Manera avatar
@Manera
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 332 XP
09/09/2021

Easy to care and cute! It makes me happy when I remember all Ghost Plants I have came from a single one.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Camt367 avatar
@Camt367
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 222 XP
globe Duluth, MN
08/26/2021

Does not require much water or sunlight.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Emma avatar
@Emma
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 77 XP
08/19/2021

It’s a really pretty plant with beautiful leaves

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Carlie avatar
@Carlie
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 689 XP
globe Louisville, KY
08/16/2021

Stretches way way too easy

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Ana12cat avatar
@Ana12cat
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 121 XP
08/15/2021

They are succulents

Mightyplantdad avatar
@Mightyplantdad
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 266 XP
08/08/2021

It’s produced some cute little flowers since I’ve had it for a month and a half. It’s pretty easy to take care of!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Sophbug270405 avatar
@Sophbug270405
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 124 XP
globe Glasgow, Scotland
08/08/2021

Does grow quickly, however is quite prone to leaning and drooping, leaves fall off often, needs a constant eye on it.

Fast grower Fast grower
Soapie avatar
@Soapie
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 89 XP
08/07/2021

my plant is a lovely boy:)

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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