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Crassula cotyledonis

Crassula cotyledonis

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

30cm

15cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Crassula cotyledonis Overview

Crassula cotyledonis is a perennial succulent species with a natural range from Southern Namibia to the Central Karoo, Little Karoo and Eastern Cape of South Africa. This species is adapted to rocky environments in arid-semi-arid climates and is often found on clay soils. It is half-hardy and won't tolerate temperatures below -5 degrees Celcius, grow as a houseplant in temperate climates that experience frost. Water with care as overwatering, leading to root rot is one of the most common causes of succulent death.

Common problems with Crassula cotyledonis

Crassula species are susceptible to mealy bugs and fungal diseases.

    How to harvest Crassula cotyledonis

    Generally not harvested

    How to propagate Crassula cotyledonis

    Division

    Pups can be divided from the mother plant, allow the soil to dry, then lift the plants, gently ease the roots apart and replant. 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. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.

    Cuttings

    Crassula cotyledonis can be easily propagated from leaves, simply remove cleanly from the mother plant, let callus for a few days until the wound has closed and place on soil or in water and wait for roots to develop. Roots usually grow first to seek out water, followed by new leaves. This may take anywhere from a week to a few months and there is no need to water propagating succulents as they will glean all the nutrition and moisture they require from their mother leaf, which will shrivel up over time. The original leaf may be gently removed once it has dried up and become crispy in texture, only remove if it comes away easily otherwise you risk damaging the baby plant.

    Special features of Crassula cotyledonis

    Drought resistant

    All succulents are able to survive on small amounts of water and can survive extended dry periods.

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Crassula cotyledonis

    Plant into containers or used in garden rockeries.