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Crassula marnieriana

Worm Plant

This succulent has thick green leaves that grow tightly along the stems. The edges of the leaves are brushed with red. As it grows tall, it begins to spill over, making “Worm Plant” a great filler for succulent arrangements. Watch for small, star-shaped flowers in the Winter.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall

  • Zone 11a (Minimum 40° F | 4.5° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings

  • Can be toxic to pets

  • Summer Dormant

Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Crassula marnieriana “Worm Plant”

Crassula marnieriana “Worm Plant” is a great succulent for beginners. It is easy to grow, does well indoors or out, and is easy to propagate. Be aware that it is susceptible to mealy bug infestations.


Crassula marnieriana “Worm Plant” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

“Worm Plant” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 40° F (4.5° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun, but can also be grown indoors if given enough light.

How to Propagate Crassula marnieriana “Worm Plant”

Crassula marnieriana “Worm Plant” is very easy to propagate, making it perfect for beginners. It is a prolific propagator and can easily be propagated from stem cuttings.

To grow “Worm Plant” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before planting in well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

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