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Crassula 'Ruby Lotus'

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Scientific Name

Crassula 'Ruby Lotus'

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae
Genus: Crassula

Parentage

This hybrid is a cross of Crassula alba var. parvisepala and unknown Crassula created by Steve Super.

Description

Crassula 'Ruby Lotus' is a truly stunning succulent, similar in form to Crassula 'Garnet Lotus', but with slightly longer, more pointed leaves, vibrant red in color instead of purple. The rosettes grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and about the same in diameter. Flowers are red and appear in large clusters atop a sturdy, up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) long stem.

How to Grow and Care for Crassula 'Ruby Lotus'

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 'Ruby Lotus' can withstand 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.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Crassula.

Toxicity of Crassula 'Ruby Lotus'

Crassula plants are generally nontoxic to people and pets.

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