I have this nice purplish-pink succulent that I potted up into a dark-soiled, well-drained medium in a black pot about two weeks ago. I purchased this from a market that never specified its name. Does anyone know what it is and how to care for it?
I think its Graptopetalum amethystinum (Rose), previously known as Pachyphytum, images here http://www.crassulaceae.ch/de/artikel?akID=55&aaID=2&aiID=A&aID=82.
Care instructions are more or less the same as for Jade plant if kept as a houseplant; average warmth from spring to autumn (though they do appreciate cooler night time temperatures), Keep cool in winter - 50-60 degrees F is ideal. Place on a windowsill if possible so it gets some sun, but some shade from hot sun in summer is advisable. Water when the surface of the soil is just dry to the touch, watering well and emptying out any that remains on the tray beneath after 30 minutes; reduce watering significantly in winter, watering only every 1-2 months. They do appreciate a bit of air, so an open window in the vicinity will provide that. Repot only when essential, preferably in spring and preferably into a relatively shallow pot - the one you've used looks a little too deep really. These plants don't have deep roots, so that means a lot of unoccupied, wet/damp potting soil in the pot which will increase the risk of possible fungal problems.