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Crassula mesembryanthemoides succulent care and propagation information

Crassula mesembryanthemoides

This green succulent has teardrop shaped leaves. Each leaf is covered in fine “hairs” that offer protection from the sun. It grows on a woody stem, with leaves growing in pairs. It grows tall, making it a great addition to arrangements.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings and seeds

  • Generally non-toxic

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Crassula mesembryanthemoides adds a lot of texture and visual interest to container gardens, but also grows well on its own.

Watering

Crassula mesembryanthemoides 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

Crassula mesembryanthemoides is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).

Pairs Well With

Sedum nussbaumerianum “Coppertone Sedum”

How to Propagate Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Crassula mesembryanthemoides can be propagated from stem cuttings or seeds, although you may experience the best success with stem cuttings.

Stem Cuttings

To grow Crassula mesembryanthemoides 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 placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Seeds

If propagating from seed, sow in a well-draining soil in the fall. You can grow your seeds outdoors if you live in a zone above 9a. If you live in a cooler area, you can begin sowing indoors under a grow light.

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