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Crassula Burgundy in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Crassula nudicaulis var platyphylla 'Burgundy'

 

Crassula 'Burgundy'

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. 'Burgundy' is a tidy succulent with a shrub like habit and with fleshy elliptical medium green leaves flushed with burgundy, which becomes a deeper red with cooler temperatures. Will fill areas in rock gardens quickly and provides great winter colour.

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plant Features
  • Crassula Burgundy likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Crassula Burgundy likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Crassula Burgundy is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Crassula Burgundy likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Crassula 'Burgundy'

Latin name

Crassula nudicaulis var platyphylla 'Burgundy'

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Crassula Burgundy likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Crassula Burgundy is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Crassula Burgundy likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Crassula Burgundy 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 Burgundy is 0.25meters x 0.60meters 0.25 M 0.60 M

Crassula nudicaulis var platyphylla 'Burgundy'

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. 'Burgundy' is a tidy succulent with a shrub like habit and with fleshy elliptical medium green leaves flushed with burgundy, which becomes a deeper red with cooler temperatures. Will fill areas in rock gardens quickly and provides great winter colour.


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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