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Crassula pellucida subsp. brachypetala

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Scientific Name

Crassula pellucida subsp. brachypetala (Drege ex Harv.) Tölken

Synonyms

Crassula brachypetala (basionym), Bulliarda dregei, Crassula diabolica, Crassula dregei, Crassula elongata, Crassula involucrata, Crassula prostrata, Crassula tysonii, Sedum brachypetalum

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae 
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula pellucida subsp. brachypetala is sweet little ground hugging succulent, ideal for small yards and rock gardens. The leaves can vary from very narrow to broader than long, sessile to petiolate, glabrous to rarely hairy. Small up-facing starry white flowers, sometimes with pink stripes, appear in spring and sporadically at other times of year.

Crassula pellucida subsp. brachypetala

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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 southeast Africa.

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