Crassula monticola N.E.Br.
Accepted Scientific Name
Crassula rupestris Thunb.
Rosary Vine, Kebab Bush, Concertina Bush, Bead Vine
Crassula rupestris var. monticola, Crassula rupestris 'Monticola'
Crassula monticola, also known as Crassula rupestris var. monticola, is a beautiful form of Crassula rupestris subsp. rupestris with thick, slightly smaller, rounded leaves. Flowers are deep pink to pale pink, star-shaped, and up to 0.25 inch (6 mm) across, and appear grouped in clusters.
USDA hardiness zone 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 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.
Crassulas 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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Crassula.
This succulent is a form of Crassula rupestris.
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