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Crassula pyramidalis – Pagoda Mini Jade

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Scientific Name

Crassula pyramidalis Thunb.

Common Names

Pagoda Mini Jade

Synonyms

Tetraphyle quadrangula, Crassula cylindrica, Crassula archeri, Purgosea pyramidalis, Tetraphyle pyramidalis

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae 
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula pyramidalis is a small, sparingly clustering succulent or small shrub, up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall with erect to decumbent stem, dichotomously branching. The leaves are small, thin, ascending, triangular-ovate, bright green to brownish green, up to 0.3 inch (8 mm) across, firm and closely stacked on top of each other. The flowers are small, white to cream pink appearing in a dens terminal cluster.

Crassula pyramidalis - Pagoda Mini Jade

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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. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Crassula.

Origin

Native to South Africa (Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape).

Subspecies, Varieties, Forms, Cultivars and Hybrids

Crassula ‘Buddha’s Temple’
Crassula ‘Estagnol’

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