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Crassula lactea

Flowering crassula

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.75m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourYellow pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Crassula lactea (Flowering crassula). A short-branched horizontal perennial shrub from South Africa. Glossy dark green leaves are lanceolate and pointed. Flowers are yellow pink and star-shaped.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Tailor's patch

Origin

South Africa

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°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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