Crassula 'Jade Tower'
Crassula 'Jade Tower' is a charming succulent that forms upright columns clothed with jade green leaves thickly frosted with white papillae.
The flowers are small, white shading to pink, and appear in dense clusters at the top of the stems in late winter.
Crassula 'Jade Tower' is a hybrid created by Myron Kimnach in 1955 from a cross between Crassula perfoliata var. minor and Crassula rupestris subsp. marnieriana (the same parents as those of Crassula 'Jade Necklace'). It was distributed as ISI 1321 in 1982.
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 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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Crassula.
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