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Crassula deceptrix

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.05m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourCreamy pink
  • Leaf ColourRich green

Description

Crassula deceptrix. A branched perennial succulent shrub from South Africa. Has grey green ovate leaves and small, cream-brown, funnel-shaped flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Succulent

Origin

South Africa

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C. They will prefer full sun while others like partial shade. Grow them in very well drained soil with a little water in the winter. Most are easy to grow.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs, vine weevils and aphids may be problematic.

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