Crassula
Crassula pellucida var. marginalis

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crassula (KRASS-oo-la) (Info)
Species: pellucida var. marginalis

Category:

Groundcovers

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Queen Creek, Arizona

Pleasant Hill, California

Santee, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 22, 2013, michaelhickman from Durban
South Africa wrote:

I have extensively researched Crassula pellucida which belongs to the Crassulaceae the same family as Sedum for suitablity as a green roof plant.

During my research of natural populations and distribution I discovered that Crassula pellucida which grows naturally in the Durban area on the South African east coast where I live is a vary variable plant which has many natural forms growing in close proximity to one another in nature.

See http://www.ecoman.co.za/green/green_docs/crassula_pellucida....

Positive

On Jan 6, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

low growing spreading plant with small heart-shaped leaves that turn maroon in full sun. Leaves have marginal stomas. Is a spring and fall grower, so needs supplemental water then.