• Crassula sarcocaulis - Wideleaf form
  • Crassula sarcocaulis - Wideleaf form
  • Crassula sarcocaulis - Wideleaf form

Crassula sarcocaulis - Wideleaf form

Bonsai Crassula
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£3.99

Quick Overview

  • Hardy montane succulent
  • Woody tree-like  stems
  • Pinkish-white flowers
  • Rare wide-leaf form
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Description

Crassula sarcocaulis is the only truly hardy Crassula in the British climate and will reliably survive most winters, usually losing some of its leaves in the coldest periods. It will go down to at least -12C and at those temperatures it starts to defoliate heavily and then sprouts again from its woody tree-like stems in the Spring. It also has a cunning knack of self-seeding so a large colony or miniature forest of Crassula is always a possibility.

Endemic to the dry scrubland, high veldt grasslands and rocky montane slopes of Southern Africa, Crassula sarcocaulis forms a small woody multi-branched shrub that grows 50-80cm high. It favours free-draining pockets of soil and crevices in amongst the rocks. In July, it covers itself in gem-like pinkish-red buds that open to tiny pinkish-white flowers in cluster-like cymes at the end of each leafy branchlet.

This is the rare wider leaf form given to us by Tropical Britain customer, Ricky Berg. The foliage is significantly larger than the type-form.

Additional Information

Order Saxifragales
Family Crassulaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Crassula lignosa, Crassula parvisepala, Creusa sarcocaulis, Creusa sarcocaulis subsp. elliptica
Geographical Origin South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi: High veldt grassland and montane slopes
Cultivation Full sun. Good drainage, Gravelly, sandy soil
Eventual Height 50-80cm
Eventual Spread 70-100cm
Hardiness Hardy in most of the UK, becoming deciduous in the coldest spells

Crassula sarcocaulis - Wideleaf form

Bonsai Crassula
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£3.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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