Crassula
Crassula orbicularis

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crassula (KRASS-oo-la) (Info)
Species: orbicularis (or-bik-yoo-LAIR-iss) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Carson, California

Castro Valley, California

Reseda, California

San Diego, California

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 24, 2008, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Unusual Crassula in that it propogates itself by growing stolon-like projections from its central rosette at the tips which grow another rosette... sort of like a Sempervivum or some Kalanchoes would do... but I haven't seen too many Crassulas grow this way. A very elegant and ornamental plant with oval, smooth very rubbery green leaves... sort of looks like an Echeveria at first. Flowers in spring are very delicate on tall central peduncle and are mostly white with a touch of pink here and there.

Positive

On Dec 5, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Drought tolerant. No direct sun in Summer in Phoenix. Enjoys light shade. Clumping succulent rosettes. propogated by Rosettes.