Crassula 'Baby's Necklace Variegata' is an ornamental plant that may go pendent, making it a perfect choice for a hanging basket.
Crassula 'Baby's Necklace Variegata'
Accepted Scientific Name
Crassula 'Baby's Necklace'
Crassula 'Baby's Necklace Variegata' is a beautiful small succulent with rounded, variegated leaves that enclose slender stems like beads on a string. It can reach a height of 12 inches (30 cm), forming a small clump of stems. The small, plump leaves are minty green with irregular white markings and reddish edges that intensify in full sun.
During late spring and early summer, clusters of small, white flowers appear on short stalks at the end of the stems.
Crassula 'Baby's Necklace Variegata' is a variegated form of Crassula 'Baby's Necklace'.
How to Grow and Care for Crassula 'Baby's Necklace Variegata'
Light: Crassula 'Baby's Necklace Variegata' prefers full sun to partial shade. However, avoid intense afternoon sun during the hot summer days, as it can burn the leaves. If you are growing this plant Indoors, place it in a window with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight.
Soil: This plant is not particular about soil pH, but it does require soil that is very porous and has excellent drainage. You can use commercial soil mix for succulents or create your own.
Temperature: While this succulent can tolerate average summer temperatures and short-term freezing, extreme cold or heat can cause it to lose leaves and even die. Crassula 'Baby's Necklace Variegata' grows best in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10a to 11b, with average minimum winter temperatures ranging from 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C).
Watering: Avoid overwatering using the "soak and dry" method to keep the plant healthy. Water deeply and then let the soil completely dry out before watering again. Reduce watering in winter. The potted plants require more frequent watering than those in the ground.
Fertilizing: While Crassula 'Baby's Necklace Variegata' does not require high levels of nutrients, it will benefit from a small amount of organic fertilizer in mid-spring when it starts actively growing.
Repotting: Repot the plant as needed, preferably in spring, at the beginning of the growing season. Make sure the soil is dry before beginning to repot.
Propagation: This plant can be propagated by leaves and stem cuttings. The easiest method is using leaves, but stem cuttings will produce larger plants more quickly. The propagation is most successful at the beginning of the growing season.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Crassula.
Toxicity of Crassula 'Baby's Necklace Variegata'
Crassula 'Baby's Necklace Variegata' is considered non-toxic and is safe for growing around children and pets.
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