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Crassula ‘Springtime’

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Scientific Name

Crassula ‘Springtime’.

Common Names

Springtime Crassula

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae 
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula ‘Springtime’ is a slow growing succulent, climbing up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall, and works well as ground cover or in hanging basket. The stems are stiff, but the plant will fall down due to the weight of the leaves. The leaves are light grey-green to dark green opposite, thick, elliptic no larger than a thumb nail. It forms dense clusters of flowers (up to 2 inches/5 cm) wide) of scented, starry pale pink flowers with red center with bright pink overall.

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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.

Origin

It is a Crassula rupestris hybrid.

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