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Crassula 'Roger Jones'

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Scientific Name

Crassula 'Roger Jones'

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae
Genus: Crassula

Parentage

It is a hybrid of Crassula barbata and probably Crassula orbicularis, named after Roger Jones, ex-President of the Ballarat Cactus and Succulent Society Inc. in Victoria, Australia.

Description

Crassula 'Roger Jones' is a beautiful small succulent with stemless, bowl-shaped rosettes of flat, rounded, green leaves that develop a red tinge on the edges in direct sunlight. The rosettes grow up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter and produce offsets to form a nice clump in time. Flowers are white and appear in spring.

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How to Grow and Care

Light: Crassula plants prefer full sun to partial shade. However, intense afternoon sun in the hottest period of summer can burn the leaves of the plants. Most Crassulas can be grown indoors if given enough light.

Soil: They are not particular about soil pH, but Crassulas require very porous soil with excellent drainage.

Hardiness: Crassula 'Roger Jones' can tolerate temperatures as low as 25 to 50 °F (-3.9 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b.

Watering: These plants have typical watering needs for succulents. Avoid overwatering by using the "soak and dry" method, where the soil is soaked with water, slowly drained and left to dry out before watering again. Reduce watering in winter.

Fertilizing: Crassulas will benefit from a small amount of organic fertilizer in mid-spring when they start actively growing.

Repotting: Repot as needed, preferably in spring, at the beginning of a period of active growth.

Propagation: Crassulas are generally started by leaves or stem cuttings. They can also be grown from seeds and offsets.

Toxicity: Crassula plants are generally nontoxic to people and pets.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Crassula.

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