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Crassula muscosa var. variegata

 

Watch Chain

Crassula muscosa var. variegata is a small succulent plant with tiny, variegated light green and creamy leaves, densely packed around the thin stem, forming a square mass. It grows as an intricate bush up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall. The flowers are small and yellow-green. Crassula are generally started by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. Plants can be easily propagated from a single leaf: sprout leaves by placing them into a succulent or cacti mix, then covering the dish until they sprout. Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot.

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plant Features
  • Watch Chain likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Watch Chain likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Watch Chain is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Watch Chain likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Watch Chain

Latin name

Crassula muscosa var. variegata

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Watch Chain likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Watch Chain is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Watch Chain likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Watch Chain 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 Watch Chain is 0.25meters x 0.30meters 0.25 M 0.30 M

Crassula muscosa var. variegata

Crassula muscosa var. variegata is a small succulent plant with tiny, variegated light green and creamy leaves, densely packed around the thin stem, forming a square mass. It grows as an intricate bush up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall. The flowers are small and yellow-green. Crassula are generally started by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. Plants can be easily propagated from a single leaf: sprout leaves by placing them into a succulent or cacti mix, then covering the dish until they sprout. Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot.


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. Re-pot every second year in early spring.

 
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