Crassula Species, Bonsai Crassula

Crassula sarcocaulis

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crassula (KRASS-oo-la) (Info)
Species: sarcocaulis (sar-koh-KAW-liss) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Ione, California

San Francisco, California

San Leandro, California

Santa Ana, California

Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
2
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 4, 2011, stephenp from Wirral, UK, Zone 9a,
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant is a lot hardier than this page suggests. We had -10.5C here this winter (the record coldest temperature here) yet this plant has come back (and in some cases didn't even lose the succulent foliage).

Most likely because it was in well drained soil, however I would say this plant is at least hardy to -10C

Neutral

On Aug 24, 2003, pleb from Plymouth,,
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

Plymouth, England. This plant can be grown outside here but needs to be planted in a well-drained, sunny site.

Neutral

On Dec 22, 2001, Crasulady2 from Valley Village, CA wrote:

Small tree like plants, miniature, suitable for bonsai, to varieties, one very dainty with rose colored flowers, the other more stalky with white flowers each flowering a different time of the year. The red form flowers in Sept.Oct. The red form like a miniature oak tree, this form will have a peeling bark (skin) that is brownish red. Purchase by mail order or private collectors. Grigsby's may still have this plant at about $7.00

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