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Plant Species of the genus Crassula

Information about this genus
Name: Crassula
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Cultivated for their ornamental value, they are best grown in full sun. Only a few species need indirect light or shading. Grow in well-drained average soil with added humus. In areas with frost at any time this genus is best grown under glass. Water sparingly during winter. In pots a cactus compost with added grit will be suitable. Propagate by taking stem cuttings or set single leaves into soil from spring to mid-summer. Sow seeds into seed trays or pots of cactus compost with added sharp sand.
Description: This genus in the Crassulaceae family consists of around 300 species of annual, biennial and perennial herbs and small shrubs. A few species are found naturally in Asia, Madagascar and Africa, but the great majority are native to South Africa. The leaves are usually opposite, fleshy and vary in size, texture, color and shape. The red, pink, green or white flowers are star or funnel-shaped, occasionally tubular, and are carried as single flowers but more often in cyme-like branches.

Specie Vernacular Zone
aquatica water pygmyweed
Crassula ovata 9-11

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