Crassula muscosa 'Cristata'
Accepted Scientific Name
Crassula muscosa L.
Crassula lycopodioides f. cristata, Crassula muscosa f. cristata, Crassula lycopodioides 'Cristata'
Crassula muscosa 'Cristata', also known as Crassula lycopodioides 'Cristata', is a small succulent with crested stems bearing tiny light green leaves densely packed around the stems. As normal specimens occasionally turn to crest, some crested plants grow some normal shoots. Flowers are small and yellow-green.
USDA hardiness zones 9a to 10b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Grow the plant in well-drained soil in part to the full coastal sun to light shade or indoors. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window. The best color is maintained with a little shade even on the coast.
Watch Chain has typical watering needs for a succulent. It is best to use the "soak and dry" method and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Since Watch Chain is not cold-hardy, it should be brought indoors when the temperature falls below 20 °F (-6.7 °C).
The plants should be feed with a controlled-release fertilizer during the growing season. They can also be feed weekly with a weak liquid solution.
While in summer, it needs a lot more water, and it should not be exposed to full sun, as it only values brightness but would suffer under excessive sunlight. When these conditions are not met, the plant begins to dry and stiffen, generally starting from the stem base up to tips.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for a Watch Chain (Crassula muscosa).
This succulent is a form of Crassula muscosa selected for its crested growth.
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