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Crassula columnaris subgen Crassula section Columnares subsection Amplexicaulis
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crassula_columnaris.jpg (15220 bytes)Locality: Kleinzee

Distribution:  Western and Northern Cape.

Description:  This monocarpic dwarf spp is only 50mm high.  The brownish leaves are tight-clasping to form a column  (1-4 cm in diameter).

Flower:  Crassula columnaris reaches maturity after 5-10 years, at this time it flowers.  The flowers are white to orange-yellow and sweet scented.

Common Names:   Sentkannetjie

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: A.J. Van Wyk


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