Crassula sarmentosa ‘Comet’
Variegated Trailing Jade Plant
Crassula sarmentosa ‘Variegata’, Crassula sarmentosa f. variegata
Crassula sarmentosa ‘Comet’ is a scrambling succulent plant that grows up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall and branches sparingly from the base with 3 foot (90 cm) long reddish stems that arches outwards and upwards or trail down. The stems bear up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long ovate mid-green colored leaves that have finely serrated cream colored margins – the leaves have brighter green color with red highlights along the white margins when grown in full sun. Terminal rounded compact panicles of pink buds open to pure white flowers in late fall.
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. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Crassula.
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