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Crassula alstonii subgen. Crassula section Argyrophylla subsection sphaericae
crassulaceae
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Crassula alstonii photographed in habitat by Gemsbokvlei in NamaqualandLocality:   Gemsbokvlei in Namaqualand

Distribution:  Found on coastal plains and hills between Komaggas and Lekkersing in the Northern Cape.  This spp occurs in a winter rainfall area.

Description:  Dwarf species (20-50 mm in diameter) with hairy whitish-green leaves which are pressed together forming a spherical rosette.

Flower:  Small cream-pink flowers appear in a cluster on the pedicel.

Propagation:  Seeds and cuttings.  Sow seeds in autumn.  Plants root easily from cuttings, place cuttings in clean river sand, mist every three to four days, roots should appear with 2-3 weeks.

Cultivation:  Full sun, protect against frost, water every two weeks from autumn to spring (careful watering required in winter).  Plants grow well in a well-drained mineral soil.  Feed plants every second or third watering.

Photographer: Deirdr Michael

 
 
 

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