String Of Buttons
Necklace Vine, Pagoda Plant, Stacked Crassula
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Crassula perforata is a fast-growing, sprawling perennial shrub that produces succulent leaves in a stacked arrangement. Leaves are grey-green and triangular in shape, these are oppositely arranged and spiral round stems closely, creating a stacked look. In strong sunlight, leaves may take on an attractive pink-red colouration to the edges. The longer the stems, the more pendent they become, making them a popular choice for growing in containers and hanging baskets. Commonly known as string of buttons, this attractive succulent is a commonly grown houseplant, it does well in bright sunlight, but can cope with partial shade. As with all succulents, over-watering is the commonest route to plant death, so err on the side of too dry rather than too wet and allow the soil to dry out thoroughly between waterings.
Generally not harvested.
Drought resistant species can survive for long periods without water.
S. Africa (Cape and Natal)
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Chalk, Loam, Gravel, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
This plant is ideal for rock gardens and to use as groundcover as it will spread forming colonies.
Can be attacked by mealybugs, aphids and vine weevil.
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