Prime destination for succulent lovers

Crassula ‘Celia’

0

Scientific Name

Crassula ‘Celia’

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula ‘Celia’ is a succulent plant that grows very slowly in close to the ground growing rosettes. There are 2 different looking clones. One with narrow, thick leaves with a triangle shape at the leaf tips. The inflorescenses are on a short stem. The other form has flat leaves that are more round at the tips. The inflorecenses have no visible stem so that they are tighter on the rosette. Flower buds develop in autumn and take quite some time before they flower. In cool temperatures the inflorescenses keep flowering for many weeks.

Photo via flickr.com

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

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 plant 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.

These succulents are generally started by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. Crassulas can be easily propagated from a single leaf. Sprout leaves by placing them into a potting mix for succulents, then covering the dish until they sprout.

Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot your Crassula, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill 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… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Crassula

Origin

Crassula ‘Celia’ is a miniature Crassula hybrid between Crassula mesembrianthemopsis and Crassula susannae, made by Dick Wright.

Links

Photo Gallery


Subscribe to Receive News and Updates from World of Succulents: