Plant Care Marquise de Sevigne

Marquise de Sevigne

About Marquise de Sevigne

Discover the delightful world of Graptopetalum, a genus of succulent plants with dozens of unique species and cultivars. These charming plants, native to Mexico, feature thick leaves reminiscent of leather, hence their common name, Leatherpetal. Graptopetalum thrive in bright, direct sunlight and well-draining soil, making them easy to care for. ☀️ The best part? You can expand your collection quickly by propagating them from stem cuttings or even single leaves. Get ready to catch 'em all and add a splash of color to your succulent garden!

Taxonomy

Graptopetalum 'Marquise de Sevigne'
Graptopetalum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Marquise de Sevigne

💦 Water

How often to water your Marquise de Sevigne

Water needs for Marquise de Sevigne
0.5 cups
every 12

Marquise de Sevigne needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Marquise de Sevigne

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Marquise de Sevigne in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Marquise de Sevigne: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Marquise de Sevigne love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Marquise de Sevigne does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Marquise de Sevigne in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Marquise de Sevigne

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Marquise de Sevigne: 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 Marquise de Sevigne after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Marquise de Sevigne is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Marquise de Sevigne →


💦 Water Needs

Marquise de Sevigne thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Marquise de Sevigne Water Frequency →

Marquise de Sevigne Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Marquise de Sevigne requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Marquise de Sevigne Light Requirements →

Marquise de Sevigne Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Marquise de Sevigne is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

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💨 Humidity

Marquise de Sevigne prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Marquise de Sevigne Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Marquise de Sevigne is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Marquise de Sevigne →


💩 Fertilizer

Marquise de Sevigne grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Marquise de Sevigne to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Marquise de Sevigne is native to Mexico and Arizona.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Marquise de Sevigne bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Marquise de Sevigne grows in a rosette pattern, with leaves neatly arranged in a circle. New growth will emerge from the center.

How and When to Prune Marquise de Sevigne →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Marquise de Sevigne can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Marquise de Sevigne Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Marquise de Sevigne can be propagated by the leaf method. To propagate:

  • Remove a leaf by gently twisting until it pops off.
  • To get the leaf to root, you can either:
    • Place the leaf in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the leaf directly into well-draining soil

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Marquise de Sevigne. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Marquise de Sevigne

Marquise de Sevigne

Marquise de Sevigne


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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