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PlantFiles: Baby's Necklace, String of Buttons
Crassula perforata

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crassula (KRASS-oo-la) (Info)
Species: perforata (per-for-AY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Crassula anthurus
Synonym:Crassula conjuncta
Synonym:Crassula nealeana
Synonym:Crassula perfilata
Synonym:Crassula petersoniae

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Cactus and Succulents

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BayAreaTropics On Mar 13, 2014, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Grows fast..and will become overgrown and straggly in small pots very quickly. Nice color...brightens up any spot especially when shade creeps in. The Dec 2014 freeze in the bay area had no effect on it. So,hardy as advertized I would say.
I have mine in ground two years now,so I cant say if its a fast spreader as it just seems to be getting rooted in. Results,as they show!

Positive smiln32 On Nov 30, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Can reach a height of 12" tall in ideal conditions. Blue green rosettes with red margins in bright light. Lovely plant.

Positive palmbob On Mar 19, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Easy to grow plant in southern California. Also called Necklace Vine. Small, insignificant flowers- whitish. Can't remember what time of year they came out. Plant suckers nicely and creates a small but growing clump. Dead stalks, possibly after flowering?, build up and need to be thinned out a bit after a while.


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

Arroyo Grande, California
Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California
Castro Valley, California
Hayward, California
Menifee, California
Pleasant Hill, California
Reseda, California
San Diego, California (2 reports)
Thousand Oaks, California
Bonita Springs, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Metairie, Louisiana
Austin, Texas
Richmond, Texas

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