Plant Care Ghost Plant

Ghost Plant

4.5 out of 5 (224 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 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 4113 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 belongs to the graptopetalum genus, and is native to Mexico.

Taxonomy

Graptopetalum paraguayense
Graptopetalum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Mother-of-Pearl Plant, Leatherpetal and Ghost- Plant

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 Seattle, Washington.

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 Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Growing Ghost Plant in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Ghost Plant in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 29th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Ghost Plant in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 38.9% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 38.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Ghost Plant in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.2 total hours of dayl…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Seattle, Washington ⛅.

Ghost Plant does not tolerate low-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.

When to repot Ghost Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Ghost Plant in Seattle, Washington

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Seattle is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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FAQs
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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 Seattle, Washington, 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 124
Ghost Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 100
Ghost Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 88
Ghost Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 34
Ghost Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 29
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
Ted_talk avatar
@Ted_talk
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 42 XP
11/30/2021

Do not water every day <3

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 117 Plants
xp 7,120 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/28/2021

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

El.oh.el avatar
@El.oh.el
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 184 XP
10/29/2021

Easy to keep alive

Survivor Survivor
R_l15748 avatar
@R_l15748
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 1,640 XP
10/21/2021

Not too much water!!

Survivor Survivor
Hgh2305 avatar
@Hgh2305
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 88 XP
globe San Angelo, Texas
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 55 XP
10/06/2021

Ghosty is wonderful.

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@Corvidcounty
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 53 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.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Teresa avatar
@Teresa
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 778 XP
globe Abingdon, Virginia
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, Minnesota
08/26/2021

Does not require much water or sunlight.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Emma avatar
@Emma
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 56 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 11 Plants
xp 489 XP
globe Louisville, Kentucky
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 230 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!

Pet friendly Pet friendly
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 65 XP
08/07/2021

my plant is a lovely boy:)

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Chuckquinn avatar
@Chuckquinn
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 189 XP
globe Whitby, Ontario
08/05/2021

I accidentally killed this one 😔

Browns easily Browns easily
Arxhie avatar
@Arxhie
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 309 XP
globe Warriewood, New South Wales
07/29/2021

i have dropped this so many times yet she trives

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Leeanne avatar
@Leeanne
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 71 XP
globe Rohnert Park, California
07/29/2021

It’s leggy.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Ellie avatar
@Ellie
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 132 XP
globe San Antonio, Texas
07/28/2021

They look so nice, I just think they’re neat c:

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