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Crassula 'Petite Bicolor'


Scientific Name

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',

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae
Genus: Crassula


Crassula 'Petite Bicolor', erroneously traded in the United States and Australia as Sedum 'Little Missy', is a dwarf variegated form of Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis. It 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) tall and bear terminal clusters of white and pink flowers in summer.

Crassula 'Petite Bicolor' aka Sedum 'Little Missy'

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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.


Crassula 'Petite Bicolor' is a dwarf variegated form of Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis.


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