Crassula 'Petite Bicolor'
Accepted Scientific Name
Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis (Dryand.) Toelken
Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis 'Petite Bicolor', Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis 'Little Missy', Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis 'Minima Albovariegata', Crassula pellucida ssp. marginalis 'Minima Variegata', Sedum 'Little Missy', Sedum 'Petite Bicolor',
Crassula 'Petite Bicolor', often erroneously sold as Sedum 'Little Missy', is a mat-forming succulent with loose rosettes of broadly ovate to rounded, grey-green leaves with pink-flushed, pale green margins. The stems grow up to 2 inches (5 cm) long and bear terminal clusters of tiny white and pink flowers with 5 petals and 5 stamens. The flowers appear in summer.
Those who wrongly call this plant Sedum 'Little Missy' have not checked its flowers. The flowers of Crassulas have equal numbers of petals and stamens, usually 5 of each, while those of Sedums have twice as many stamens as petals, usually 10 stamens and 5 petals.
USDA hardiness zones 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 plant 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.
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 covering the dish until they sprout.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot your Crassula, 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.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Crassula.
This succulent is a dwarf variegated form of Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis.
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