Crassula 'Rosa Marina'
Crassula 'Rosa Marina' is a hybrid created in 2010 by Corrado Coccorese. While one parent is almost certainly Crassula elegans, the other is less certain, possibly Crassula marchandii or Crassula columella.
Crassula 'Rosa Marina' is an attractive succulent with green leaves closely appressed around slender stems, forming clear 4-angled columns. The new leaves are oblique at the apex, sometimes tinged deep red, and thus even more colorful than the rest of the plant. Stems are hardly visible as the plant is offsetting freely from the base.
The flowers resemble those of Crassula elegant. They are white to cream-colored and appear in terminal clusters in summer and fall.
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 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, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, and remove any rotted or dead roots. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill it with potting soil, spreading the roots 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.
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