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Crassula Red Tipped Butterfly Bush in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Crassula rubricaulis

 

Crassula 'Red Tipped Butterfly Bush'

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. The Candy Cane makes a great windowsill plant or garden container. Prefers bright, indirect sunlight.

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plant Features
  • Crassula Red Tipped Butterfly Bush likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Crassula Red Tipped Butterfly Bush likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Crassula Red Tipped Butterfly Bush is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Crassula Red Tipped Butterfly Bush likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Crassula 'Red Tipped Butterfly Bush'

Latin name

Crassula rubricaulis

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Crassula Red Tipped Butterfly Bush likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Crassula Red Tipped Butterfly Bush is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Crassula Red Tipped Butterfly Bush likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Crassula Red Tipped Butterfly Bush likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Crassula Red Tipped Butterfly Bush is 0.35meters x 0.25meters 0.35 M 0.25 M

Crassula rubricaulis

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. The Candy Cane makes a great windowsill plant or garden container. Prefers bright, indirect sunlight.


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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