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Crassula ‘Moonglow’

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Scientific Name

Crassula ‘Moonglow’

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae 
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula ‘Moonglow’ is considered a hybrid between Crassula deceptor v. arta and Crassula falcata. Forms very fleshy gray leaves in opposing ranks on an upright column, up to 8 inches (20 cm) long. It branches well, so that a compact cluster of columns appears. Leaves are densely covered with short “hairs” or “fuzz”. It can flower after several years, during winter and spring months, with inflorescences full of small, apricot flowers.

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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 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. Crassula 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…. – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Crassula.

Origin

Crassula ‘Moonglow’ is an American hybrid between Crassula deceptor v. arta and Crassula falcata and also one of the earliest Crassula crossings, made in the 1950’s.

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