Crassula 'Jade Necklace'
Crassula 'Jade Necklace' is a beautiful succulent with slender stems densely clothed with fleshy, jade green leaves with sharp red margins. It can grow up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall.
The flowers are star-shaped, white to pinkish, and appear in large clusters at the end of the stems in fall.
Crassula 'Jade Necklace' is a hybrid created by Myron Kimnach in 1955 as a result of a cross between Crassula perfoliata var. minor and Crassula rupestris subsp. marnieriana. It was distributed as ISI 305 in 1959.
USDA hardiness zone 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 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.
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, 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.
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