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Crassula coccinea Subgen. Crassula section Kalosanthes
Crassula | Images | Cultivation


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crassula_coccinea.jpg (31303 bytes)Distribution:  Found on mountains from the Cape Peninsula to Bredasdorp.

Description:  600 mm high soft shrublets with reddish stems and slightly succulent leaves.  The leaves are green and pointed, the leaf margin has cilia.

Flower:  The inflorescence is cymose-capitate, flowers are sessile and the petals are scarlet in colour.

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:  Detlef  Schnabel
Website: SA Seeds -  German Seed Source


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