Crassula 'Bride's Bouquet'
Crassula 'Bride's Bouquet' is a beautiful slow-growing succulent with slender stems and grayish-green to dark green leaves with frosting to the tip of the keel. The stems are stiff, branched, and up to 12 inches (12 cm) long. The opposite leaves are thick, fleshy, elliptic, and no larger than a thumbnail.
This hybrid is very similar to Crassula 'Springtime'. It is said to be slightly chunkier than Crassula 'Springtime' with frosting to the tip of the leaf keel, but when grown under identical conditions, these two hybrids are indistinguishable.
Flowers are star-shaped, pale pink with a red center and a bright pink overall, and appear in dense terminal clusters from winter to early spring. The flower clusters are up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) in diameter.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Crassulas are easy to grow but susceptible to mealy bugs and fungal diseases. Overwatering is sure to be fatal, as with all succulents, 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, ensure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes.
Crassulas 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, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, removing any rotted or dead roots. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill it with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.
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