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Crassula brevifolia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Crassula brevifolia

 

Crassula brevifolia

Crassula are succulent, herbaceous plants. Some varieties are suitable for rock gardens in mild regions as long as the soil is well drained. The thick leaves are often covered with hair or 'meal' and the flowers are generally small in size and borne on terminal panicles. Crassulas can easily be grown from leaf cuttings. Crassula brevifolia is a much-branched shrublet up to 50 cm tall, with woody stems and old leaves deciduous. It produces whitish-yellow flowers.

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plant Features
  • Crassula brevifolia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Crassula brevifolia likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Crassula brevifolia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Crassula brevifolia likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Crassula brevifolia

Latin name

Crassula brevifolia

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Crassula brevifolia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Crassula brevifolia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Crassula brevifolia likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Crassula brevifolia likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Crassula brevifolia is 0.10meters x 0.50meters 0.10 M 0.50 M

Crassula brevifolia

Crassula are succulent, herbaceous plants. Some varieties are suitable for rock gardens in mild regions as long as the soil is well drained. The thick leaves are often covered with hair or 'meal' and the flowers are generally small in size and borne on terminal panicles. Crassulas can easily be grown from leaf cuttings. Crassula brevifolia is a much-branched shrublet up to 50 cm tall, with woody stems and old leaves deciduous. It produces whitish-yellow flowers.


Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Crassulas can be grown from leaf cuttings taken in spring and summer. Pull a leaf from the main stem, leave it to dry for a day, then place it on the surface of the growing compost. The leaf will form roots and eventually, a small rosette will appear at the base. Remove and pot up the new plant when well rooted.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Crassulas need a sharply drained soil, such as 2 parts John Innes potting compost number 2 and 1 part course sand or grit. They do best on a sunny window ledge and in winter, require a minimum temperature of 7C. Repot every second year in early spring.

 
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