Crassula, Giant String of Buttons 'Giant Form'

Crassula capitella subsp. thyrsiflora

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crassula (KRASS-oo-la) (Info)
Species: capitella subsp. thyrsiflora
Cultivar: Giant Form

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Ojai, California

Reseda, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 7, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is supposedly the same species and subspecies as a plant that looks, to me at least, very different, so I have described it as Giant Form. It is similarly pointed and tends to from stacks of pointed columns, but is 4-5x larger in leaf (rosettes about 2.5" in diameter, as opposed to abotu 1/2" for the 'normal' form) size, rubbery, and somewhat more randomly oriented. It is also a slower growing plant, less invasive, and can change color depending on the temperature and water availability. I have not seen the other form of this plant vary like this.

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