Crassula expansa ssp. expansa
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The Crassula expansa is a small, green, succulent shrub with oval leaves and white flowers enjoyed by many in their tropical or rooftop gardens. Easy to grow where few other plants will grow, these plants make valuable ground covers and can also be used for erosion control. Not only an ornamental plant, the Fragile Crassula attracts a variety of insects and wildlife to your garden.
To harvest leaves, detach a leaf from an established plant by pulling or bending and place in sandy soil. Eat the roots fresh.
Take leaf cuttings and plant this directly into the soil. Handle the cuttings with care as they are brittle and easily break apart.
Stems touching the soil quickly send roots out. Replant new little plants.
Relatively drought tolerant once well-established.
Grows really well in a container, given sufficient drainage holes.
Attracts useful insects
Insects such as honeybees and butterflies.
Can be kept inside given sufficient sunlight, and drainage.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
The khoi eat the roots.
Pests include mealybugs, snout weevil and aphid. Diseases include rust and black or brown rot.