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Crassula ausensis subsp. titanopsis

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Scientific Name

Crassula ausensis subsp. titanopsis P. Pavelka

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae 
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula ausensis subsp. titanopsis is an attractive miniature, perennial, succulent plant, probably the best looking of all the miniature Crassulas. It is distinguished from Crassula ausensis subsp. ausensis by its smaller size and forming dense cushions up to 4 inches (10 cm) across. The stem is very short, barely rising above ground-level often thick branched suckering. The leaves are clustered in tiny rosettes and are covered with lovely pink, turquoise and brown markings. It produces small white flowers in late autumn to early winter. It start flowering when about 0.8 to 1.6 inches (2 to 4 cm) in diameter, still quite small but flowering size, and will flower regularly each year.

Crassula ausensis subsp. titanopsis

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How to Grow and Care

Crassula are easy to grow, but they are susceptible to mealy bugs and fungal diseases. As with all succulents, overwatering is sure to be fatal, so err on the side of too dry rather than too wet. Never let your Crassula sit in water. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes.

Crassula are generally started by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. Plants can be easily propagated from a single leaf: sprout leaves by placing them into a succulent or cacti mix, then covering the dish until they sprout. Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot…. – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Crassula.

Origin

Native to southern Namibia.

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