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PlantFiles: Crassula
Crassula 'Tom Thumb'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crassula (KRASS-oo-la) (Info)
Cultivar: Tom Thumb
Additional cultivar information: (aka Klein Duimpje)

Synonym:Crassula rupestris

9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

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

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DougC On Sep 19, 2005, DougC from Los Angeles, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

C. rupestris 'Tom Thumb' syn. 'Klein Duimpje' ssp. marnieriana x C. rupestris is compact miniature with thick densely packed green leaves with red dotted margins.

Positive palmbob On Mar 7, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Attractive Pagoda-like branching Crassula (like a mini branching 'Necklace' or perforata variety). Can't tolerate full blazing hot sun but does well in full sun in most areas of southern California


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

Canoga Park, California
Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Fontana, California
Pleasant Hill, California
San Marino, California
Valley Village, California

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