Crassula Exilis subsp. Picturata

MYBG-SUCC-CESP


Type: Plants

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Crassula Exilis subsp. Picturata - Succulent

Family

Crassulaceae

Origin

South Africa

Description  

Crassula Exilis subsp. Picturata is a dwarf annual or perennial succulent plant with numerous stems forming tufts, from a vertical woody rootstock. It has spirally arranged rosettes and rather narrow, acute leaves, up to 1 inch long. The species is distinguished by its leaves scattered with red spots, rarely fleshy, and for the flowering erect stem which is hairy. The flowers are small, white or pink, and appear in late summer through to late autumn.

Environment

Crassula Exilis subsp. Picturata is 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. It is 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. 

Landscape Use

Suitable for Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping


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