Crassula 'Moonglow' is a beautiful succulent with gray-green leaves tightly packed in overlapping pairs along the short stems, forming upright columns. It grows up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall and branches well, creating a compact cluster of columns. Leaves are thick, fleshy, and densely covered with fine velvet.
Small apricot flowers appear after several years in clusters on a branched terminal spike in late winter and spring.
Crassula 'Moonglow' is one of the earliest Crassula crossings introduced by Johnson Cactus Gardens in 1958. It is a result of a cross between Crassula deceptor and Crassula perfoliata var. minor (formerly known as Crassula falcata).
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Crassulas are easy to grow but 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, ensure 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 cover the dish until they sprout.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot your Crassula, 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 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.
Forms and Hybrids
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