Ruschia
Ruschia crassa

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ruschia (ROOS-kee-uh) (Info)
Species: crassa (KRASS-uh) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Thousand Oaks, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 3, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is an attractive Mesemb ground cover that grows fairly vigorosly, as least in Southern California. I put it in my cactus/succulent garden and now have to keep hacking it back as it grows quickly over all surround vegetaion. It is extremely drought tolerant, yet seems to have no problems getting drenched in our winter rains. I have not seen mine flower. Just a large, swirling, almost tumble-weed blue-grey plant/groundcover. Good maybe for pots or large spaces.