Watch Chain, Princess Pine
This succulent has leaves that are compacted tightly around the stem. The stems of the “Watch Chain” plant grow into a small bush. It has tiny yellow-green flowers.
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 cm) tall
Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
Not cold hardy
Propagation by stem cuttings
Can be toxic to animals
Actively grows in Spring and Fall
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Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Crassula muscosa “Watch Chain”
“Watch Chain” 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.
Note: If grown outdoors in full sun, this succulent may require more frequent watering during the summer.
Where to Plant
Since Crassula muscosa is not cold hardy, it should be brought indoors when the temperature falls below 20° F (-6.7° C).
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).
How to Propagate Crassula muscosa “Watch Chain”
Crassual muscosa “Watch Chain” is a prolific propagator. It is easily propagated from stem cuttings. If growing outdoors, it can be invasive, so it’s best to plant in an area where it can spread and trail.
To grow “Watch Chain” 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.
Crassula muscosa gets its name from the Latin word muscosus, meaning “mossy.” It is also synonymous with Crassula lycopodioides.
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