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Crassula multicava

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.75m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPinkish white
  • Leaf ColourRich green

Description

Crassula multicava. A spreading perennial to about 40cm high; its semi-prostrate stems taking root and spreading into a large patch. The thinly succulent grey-green leaves are dotted dark green. Clusters of tiny star-shaped, pink and white flowers are borne on long, weak stalks in winter and spring. Makes a good ground cover. Easiest of all Crassulas to grow in mild climates.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent

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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