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Crassulaceae - Crassulas

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CRASSULA - There are approximately 130 different crassulas, the most common of which is the jade plant. They are winter growers and have beautiful pink flowers. I allow the rainfall to water my crassulas in winter. During times when we don't have rain I water every 2 weeks. I let my plants tell me what they need. Crassula leaves shrivel when they need water, so watch and see. Let your plants tell you what they need. Spring -Fall fertilize once a month. Crassula are made up of basically two groups. The shrubby group, which includes the Jade Plants. The other group includes smaller types and miniatures, and will be discussed here. These plants, for the most part, are very tiny and slow growing with hidden stems covered with thickened, hardened, stacked leaves. Crassulas prefer very porous soil, and it is preferable to drench them well and allow the soil to dry somewhat between waterings. They enjoy cool summer conditions, good light, and good air circulation. High heat in the summer, when they are dormant, will often cause lower leaves to drop. Crassula need winter warmth and will sit and sulk if kept damp and cold. The very succulent types must be watered quite sparingly as they store water in their highly succulent leaves and will rot if over-watered. A very little amount of diluted fertilizer mixed with water infrequently (once a month or less frequently) suits them.

ADROMISCHUS - Adromischus may loose leaves in shipping. The good news is that the fallen leaves can produce more plants. Put the leaves on top of the soil and watch them root and become plants.

Adromischus bicolor 2 1/2" pot $5
They lose leaves when shipped

If leaves fall off use it as an opportunity to propagate and make more plants. We have started all of our plants from a single leaf.

Adromischus cooperii
3" pot size has 3-4 leaves
3" pots only 1 to a customer
click photo to see
example of rooted leaf cutting

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Adromischus cooperii are green with magenta spots and thick leaves standing upright. Cooperii grow in clumps. They require bright light to look their best. Water when soil is dry not allowing the soil to be dry for too long. They can be propagated by cuttings. Some adromischus start new plants when leaves fall and sit on top of the soil.

Adromischus cristatus
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Adromischus cristatus is from Cape Province, South Africa. This attractive plant forms a loose rosette of fuzzy plump leaves, with the tip of each leaf being very undulating and crinkly. Flowers are tubular, whitish with some reddish markings. Plant in porous soil with extra drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Excellent for brightly lit atrium or windowsill. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.

Adromischus marianae herrei $10
leaf rooted beginning a plant

Adromischus marianae herrei are Small slow-growing succulent shrub constricted at the base, variable in size up to up to 4" tall with many thin and very short branches. It is now believed to be merely a red-brown population of A. marianiae with very rough leaves that looks like dried raisins. This species is variable and every clone is distinct and worth to grow more than one sample.

Adromischus triflorus
Temporarily Unavailable
Propagating now

A small plant forming clumps of obovate grey-green leaves densely arranged on short stems. The upper portions of the leaves have horny margins, sometimes crisped ends and purple spots to a variable extent. Native to the area around the Little Karoo. Protect from frost. photo is a large plant in 7 inch pot. Pretty plant with mostly heart shaped leaves.

Crassula alpestris flowering10/16
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Crassula arta 2 1/2" pot $9

Crassula arta, synonym plegmatoides is from the southern end of the Namib coastal desert between Port Nolloth in Namaqualand in South Africa and Alexander Bay and northwards into the Buchu Mountains (Bocgoeberge) in south-western Namibia. Altitude: 100-300 metres above sea level.  Click photo for a lot more information

Crassula 'Baby Necklace' 6" pot $15
Crassula 'Baby Necklace' is a fun, attention getting plant that can be grown as a hanging basket or usde as a ground cover. This is a hybrid developed by Myron Kimnach, long time horticulturist and past editor of the Journal of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America, and also formerly of the Huntington Botanical Gardens. It is a cross of two South African succulents, Crassula perforata known as 'String of Buttons', with Crassula rupestris ssp. marnieriana. Click photo for complete information.
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Crassula 'Baby Surprise'
Temporarily unavailable
This unusual sport is derived from C. ‘Baby’s Necklace’, ISI 1073, distributed in 1978. Australian nurseryman Rudolf Schulz noticed it when propagating his ‘Baby’s Necklace’ and described it in the Australian Succulent Review and Newsletter, Vol. 3 (1), Feb, 1993. It differs in its smaller, rounded leaves and upright stems.
Crassula brevifolia 2 cuttings $4
Crassula brevifolia comes from South Africa.  They require Full sun to light shade growing to about 8” tall and about twelve “ wide.  Their flowers come in early fall and are pinkish in color.  Water in winter and lightly in summer.
Crassula 'Buddha's Temple'
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Crassula 'Buddah's Temple forms stems of stacked triangular leaves of velvety grayish-green in a beautiful Oriental "pagoda" shape. Clusters of tiny white flowers in late winter or spring. Crassulas require very porous soil with excellent drainage. In habitat, Crassulas usually grow in rocky quartz fields. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods. Summer dormant. Protect from frost to prevent scarring.

Crassula Capitella campfire
They are beginning to have color
6" pot $9

Crassula capitella 'Campfire', native to Africa, forms branching stems with light green leaves that morph through shades of yellow and orange, progressing to a bright red at the tips. The overall effect makes the plant look back lit as if it were a pile of glowing embers in a slow burning campfire. Leaves color up best in bright light, drought or cold temperature. Color is due to stress of winter cold and of course sun. Click photo for complete information.

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We had some rain, good thing,
but it caused some pock marks
Crassula 'Candy Cane'
3 1/2" pot $6

Generally Crassula Candy Cane has more green, yellow and white. These have been in full sun, thus the pinkish color.

Crassula capitella
ssp. thrysifolia

TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
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Crassula capitella thyrsiflora, native to Africa, forms mats of compact stems with fleshy green leaves arranged loosely in "pyramid" shapes. Crassulas require very porous soil with excellent drainage. In habitat, Crassulas usually grow in rocky quartz fields. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods. Summer dormant. Protect from frost to prevent scarring.

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Crassula caput minima
3 1/2" pot $5
Crassula caput minima, native to Africa, forms mats "pagoda" shaped "stacks" of small triangular emerald green leaves arranged in opposing ranks. Leaves turn reddish-purplish in bright light. Clusters of tiny white flowers. Crassulas require very porous soil with excellent drainage. In habitat, Crassulas usually grow in rocky quartz fields. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods. Summer dormant. Protect from frost to prevent scarring.
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Crassula clavata
We are working on more

Crassula clavata - A small mound-forming succulent 2 to 4 inches tall that has tightly packed 1 inch long thick oblanceolate club-shaped leaves that are deep reddish-purple tinged when grown in bright light and particularly so colored in winter. The tight clusters of small creamy white-colored flowers sit 4 to 6 inches above the foliage on an erect inflorescence. Plant in full coastal Sun - may burn in hot inland locations. Very little irrigation required except in desert regions and hardy to around 25 °F. A great slow growing plant for a container or small scale groundcover. This plant comes from gravely areas in the Succulent Karo in Northern Cape into the Little Karo of the Western Cape, both providences in the Repulbic of South Africa.


Crassula columella
TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

Crassula columella come from South Africa up to Namibia. They grow in a winter rain area in South Africa. keep on the dry side in winter. In the US winter grower. Without sun they will be greener.

Crassula cornuta
TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

Crassula cornuta pillansii, native to South Africa, forms chunky short stems of very farinose white pointed leaves. Crassulas require very porous soil with excellent drainage. In habitat, Crassulas usually grow in rocky quartz fields. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods. Summer dormant. Protect from frost to prevent scarring.

Crassula deceptor

Crassula deceptor is a very variable small succulent subshrub that stays relatively low and clumps readily. Their stems grow Up to 15' tall. Leaves: 1,5-2 cm long, in overlapping pairs along a usually unbranched stem, tightly imbricated, round +/- pointed in the shape of canoes which stack off a central stem and produce a square pillar. Grey-green covered with a light, white powdery (pruinose) surface. These characters preserve moisture and protect from strong sunlight. Flowers: Produces a few-branched loose cyme, of very small, pinkish sweet-scented flowers. Blooming season: Flowers appears in every time of the yeas when conditions are appropriate, but they tend to be produced mainly during winter as these are basically a southern hemisphere plants.

Crassula 'Devil's Horns'

Crassula Devils Horns start out green and turn red when exposed to the sun and the elements.

Crassula Dorothea 2 1/2" pot $5

Crassula Dorothea is an attractive miniature Crassula hybrid between the species Crassula deceptor and Crassula susannae. This probably spontaneous crossing is named after Dorothy Dunn who created this plant as an employee of a the cactus nursery where I rent my greenhouses and run my nursery. 'Dorothy' is a very slow growing cultivar with thick, densely stacked leaves. The rosettes are larger than those of Click photo for complete information. Photo is mature plant

Crassula 'Emerald'
A very slow growing Crassula hybrid with the parents being Crassula barklyi and Crassula susannae, made by Dorothy Dunn.  It grows in bright green (hence the name) pillars, a bit comparable to those of Crassula 'Ivory Pagoda', but smaller.  Slowly new shoots will appear at the base of the plant, but also the growing tip can split up.  Undeep rooting. Avoid full sun during hot summer afternoons. Click photo for complete information.
Crassula falcata
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Crassula falcata bloom in summer. They have big red flowers that are just brilliant in color, texture and size. They are easy to grow and bloom well each summer with fertilizer and sunshine. Crassula falcata, native to South Africa, forms stems with silvery gray leaves arranged in opposing ranks. Leaves are fleshy and lanceolate (sword-shaped), and arranged in a loose "pagoda" formation. Click photo for complete information.

Crassula jade
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Crassula argentea, native to South Africa, is an arborescent shrub to 6' in height or more. Forms branching, thick elephantine trunk topped with a canopy of shiny green ovate leaves. Dense floral masses of white star-shaped flowers in winter months. Click photo for complete information.


Crassula rupestris ssp. marnieriana
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Crassula rupestris ssp. marnieriana is a fun, attention getting plant that can be grown as a hanging basket subject or as a ground cover. This is a hybrid developed by Myron Kimnach, long time horticulturist and past editor of the Journal of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America, and also formerly of the Huntington Botanical Gardens. It is a cross of two South African succulents, Crassula perforata known as 'String of Buttons', with Crassula rupestris ssp. marnieriana. Baby Necklace is a very hardy and ornamental plant with small, rounded, fleshy leaves tightly stacked, and usually multicolored resembling a string of beads like on a necklace. click photo for more information.

Crassula marnieriana fat hybrid
3-5 heads

TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

Crassula marnieriana hybrid is a fun, attention getting plant that can be grown as a hanging basket subject or as a ground cover. This is a hybrid developed by Myron Kimnach, long time horticulturist and past editor of the Journal of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America, and also formerly of the Huntington Botanical Gardens. It is a cross of two South African succulents, Crassula perforata known as 'String of Buttons', with Crassula rupestris ssp. marnieriana. Baby Necklace is a very hardy and ornamental plant with small, rounded, fleshy leaves tightly stacked, and usually multicolored resembling a string of beads like on a necklace. click photo for more information.

Crassula mini kitty
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Crassula mini kitty is a delicate looking crassula which behaves more like a sedum spreading out laterally. I had mine outdoors this winter through rain, wind and hale and they are still healthy and happy. Crassula mini kitty although a small plant are very strong and hardy. In sun they have pink to red borders with green and white leaves.

Crassula moonglow
Only 4" pots available
Generally 1 large stem

or 2-3 small
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Crassula 'Moonglow' is considered a hybrid between Crassula deceptor v. arta and Crassula falcata. Forms very fleshy gray leaves in opposing ranks on an upright column. Leaves are densely covered with short "hairs" or "fuzz". Tiny apricot flowers in masses during winter and spring months. Great for windowsill culture or in rock gardens. Crassulas require very porous soil with excellent drainage. Click photo for complete information.

Crassula Morgans Beauty
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Crassula 'Morgan's Beauty' is a hybrid of Crassula tecta & Crassula mesembryanthemopsis. Beautiful bluish sculptured leaves in semi-pagoda ranks. Sprays of pink scented flowers during spring months. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods. click photo for complete information. Flowers have a Sweet fragrance. They generally bloom January/February.

Crassula ovata gollum
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Crassula argentea cv. 'Gollum' is considered to be a monstrose form of the popular jade plant (Crassula argentea). The leaves, unlike the flattened leaves of regular Jade, form odd tubular, lime green "fingers". Click on photo for complete information.

Crassula ovata tricolor 3" pot $7
Some plants are more green and white without red, depending on time of year, some red/green yellow
Crassula ovata 'Undulata'
Curly jade 3-4" cutting
Fast growing, sweet bush plant. Tip margins turn red in the sun.
Crassula ovata variagata 1 gallon $25

Crassula obliqua, native to South Africa, is an arborescent shrub to 6' or more in height. This is cultivar 'Tricolor', which can have various leaf colors on the same plant. Some leaves are pale ivory with green striations or green midstripes. Others are completely ivory, or have splashes of ivory. New leaves are frosty yellow, becoming ivory with age. Leaves are margined with pink in cold weather or bright light. Please click photo for complete information.

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Crassula 'Ivory Pagoda'
2-3, appx 2-3" cuttings $6

Crassula 'Ivory Pagoda' is an attractive miniature Crassula with silver wavy leaves "stacked" along the stem in a formation shaped somewhat like a pagoda. Crassulas require very porous soil with excellent drainage. In habitat, Crassulas usually grow in rocky quartz fields. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods. Summer dormant. Protect from frost to prevent scarring.

Crassula 'Pink Pagoda'

 

Crassula perforata
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Crassula perforata is A beautiful crassula with silvery-white triangular leaves with red margins. Forms columns to 20cm tall. Full sun offers the best coloring. The more color they get the more dramatic the contrast. Crassula perforata, native to South Africa, forms long, trailing stems of alternating triangular grayish-green leaves with reddish margins. Clusters heavily to form a hanging basket. Sprays of tiny white flowers. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods. Protect from frost to prevent scarring.
Crassula perforata 'Variegata'
3 1/2" pot $5

Crassula perforata variegata is a variant of the South African Crassula perforata with clustering trailing stems with triangular leaves in opposing pairs. Leaves are pale yellow with frosty green midstripes and red margins. Very attractive accent to other colors. Makes beautiful hanging basket. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Click photo for complete information.

Crassula pubescens

Crassula pubescens like light shade to full sun and they generally need full sun part of the day to bloom.  They come from South Africa (Noorsveld, Karoo).  They are opportunistic growers which means:  A plant that will tend to grow in each time of the year whenever it has enough water in fair weather and rest when temperatures are too hot or too cool and may have several or sometimes no growth cycles in a year.  Crassula pubescens  is as also known as Crassula fragilis.  They can be propagated by cuttings.

Crassula rupestris
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Crassula rupestris forms stems to 1/2" in diameter with frosty green leaves arranged in opposing pairs. Crassulas require very porous soil with excellent drainage. In habitat, Crassulas usually grow in rocky quartz fields. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Click photo for complete information.

Crassula rupestris High Voltage
6" pot $15

Crassula rupestris forms stems to 1/2" in diameter with frosty green leaves arranged in opposing pairs. Crassulas require very porous soil with excellent drainage. In habitat, Crassulas usually grow in rocky quartz fields. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Click photo for complete information.


Crassula streyi 6" pot $9

Crassula streyii, native to South Africa forms a subshrub of shiny deep forest green leaves patterned with lighter veining. The undersides of the leaves and stems are a shiny burgundy. Star-shaped satiny white flowers appear in late winter. Requires porous soil with excellent drainage. Grows in rocky quartz beds in native habitat. Water thoroughly when soil is dry. Click photo for complete information.

Crassula variety tom thumb
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Crassula 'Tom Thumb' is a charming miniature plant with tiny triangular leaves in opposing ranks on stems. The tiny mint green leaves have colorful reddish edges especially in bright light. It is topped by clusters of tiny white flowers in spring. Click photo for complete information

Dudleya brittonii
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Dudleya brittonii, native to Mexico and Baja California, forms large stemless rosettes of glaucous silvery white leaves. Leaves are to 12" in length, lanceolate, and covered with white farinose powder. Flowers are greenish-yellow, appearing in late winter and spring. Bright light or full sun. In habitat, most Dudleyas and Echeverias grow on rocky outcroppings, at higher altitudes. Click photo for more infomation. Dudleyas are winter growers.

Dudleya candida

Dudleya candida is an exceptional Dudleya with very white leaves, even whiter than Dudleya brittonii, which is renown for its beautiful powdery white leaves. Candida is Latin for white. Native to Coronado Island and the coast of California. CLICK photo for more information. Dudleyas are winter growers.

Dudleya hybrid

Dudleya pulverulenta
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Dudleya pulverulenta is an exceptional Dudleya with very white leaves, even whiter than Dudleya brittonii, which is renown for its beautiful powdery white leaves. Candida is Latin for white. Native to Coronado Island and the coast of California. Divides dichotomously to form clusters of rosettes with pointed, thick lanceolate leaves to 3" in length that are covered with silvery white farinose powder.Dudleyas are winter growers.

Pachyveria 'Blue Haze'
6" pot $9
Pachyveria 'Blue Haze' is in the Crassulaceae family.  Minimum temperature is 36 degrees F.  They bloom winter/spring and require Bright light.  They form robust shrubby stems with thick, very fleshy lanceolate leaves of glaucous silvery blue. Reddish bell-shaped flowers are borne on arching racemes. Considered a hybrid of Pachyphytum brevifolium. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.

 

Sedeveria letizia
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similar to Echeveria agavoides lipstick in the way that the leave edges turn red in the sun.

Tylecodon paniculata
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5 gallon size ONLY for local pickup

Tylecodon are found within the crassulaceae family. The genus of around 46 species, is very diverse in habitat and quite variable in form, ranging from dwarf single leaved to large thick-stemmed, which can attain a height of 2,5 mts. The distribution of Tylecodon is restricted to the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa and Southern Namibia. The most typical vegetation type in which Tylecodon species are found is Succulent Karoo. Click photo for complete information

Tylecodon wallachii

Tylecodon are found within the crassulaceae family. The genus of around 46 species, is very diverse in habitat and quite variable in form, ranging from dwarf single leaved to large thick-stemmed, which can attain a height of 2,5 mts. The distribution of Tylecodon is restricted to the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa and Southern Namibia. The most typical vegetation type in which Tylecodon species are found is Succulent Karoo. The plants occur quite abundantly in habitats that vary from the rocky coastal shores; rock crevices in mountainous terrain and in sandy hilly terrain. Click photo for complete information

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