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Calico Kitten

Crassula pellucida ssp. marginalis 'Variegata'

Crassula pellucida marginalis Variegata (6191711725) by stephen boisvert (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

5cm

Min

30cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Calico Kitten Overview

Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis 'Variegata' is a pretty, low growing succulent perennial from the Crassulaceae family. Commonly known by the name Calico Kitten. It has red stems bearing heart-shaped pairs of thickened ovate red, green and lemon variegated leaves in full sun. The inflorescence or flower cluster contains many small white flowers tinged with pink.

Common problems with Calico Kitten

Can be attacked by mealy bugs and fungal diseases.

    How to harvest Calico Kitten

    Genera;;y not harvested.

    How to propagate Calico Kitten

    Division

    Divide a full pot in halve and replant

    Cuttings

    Cuttings root easily in sandy soil mix.

    Seed

    Sow seed and keep moist.

    Special features of Calico Kitten

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Other uses of Calico Kitten

    Suits being grown in rock gardens and hanging baskets.