Bush Plakkie

Crassula cultrata

Sharp-Leaved Crassula, Plakkiebos (Afr.)

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Crassula cultrata, sessile, succulent leaves in opposite pairs.
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This branching plant grows as an under-storey plant in thickets. Grown for its foliage in garden rockeries. A small, bushy succulent with attractive rounded leaves, often with reddish colouration, and yellowish flowers in midsummer; a low-maintenance plant that is perfect for dry, water-wise gardens. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Cuttings

Root stem cuttings in spring and summer in a course, sandy seedling mix.

Special features

Drought resistant

Can go for extended periods without water.

Pot plant

Can be grown in containers in a free draining, course potting medium.

Special features

Origin

Africa, South Africa, Karoo region

Natural climate

Semi-arid

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Ornamental

Not well know as a garden plant, but it will do well in rockeries and dry flower beds, as well as pots.

Personality

Family

Crassulaceae

Flower colour

Yellow, Cream, Green

Scent

None

Problems

Generally problem free

Companion plants

Plant with other succulents.

Credits

profile iconCrassula cultrata
by Alice Notten, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, February 2018 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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