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Crassula cotyledonis


Scientific Name

Crassula cotyledonis Thunb.


Crassula canescens var. latifolia, Crassula cephalophora var. dubia, Crassula cephalophora var. tayloriae, Crassula cotyledon, Crassula dubia, Crassula rehmannii, Crassula tayloriae, Globulea cotyledonis, Purgosea cotyledonis

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae
Genus: Crassula


Crassula cotyledonis is a low-growing succulent plant with grey-green, velvety paddle-shaped leaves that taper towards the base. It grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. The edges of the leaves are often reddish to purple. Flowers are small cream to greenish and appear in spaced compact clusters along up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall stalks in spring to summer.

Crassula cotyledonis

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

How to Grow and Care

Crassulas 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.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Crassula.


Crassula cotyledonis is native to South Africa.


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