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Crassula nudicaulis subgenus Herbacea Section Glomeratae
Crassula | Images | Cultivation


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crassula_nudicaulis.JPG (36857 bytes)Locality: Kleinzee

Widespread throughout the Western and Northern Cape.

Description: A highly variable specie.  The leaves are glabrous, oblong elliptic in shape, between 50-80mm in size, they form several basal rosettes, a thickened taproot is present. Plant can reach a height of 200mm.

Flower:  A spike-like inflorescence appears in autumn.  1-3 pairs of bracts without axillary flowers are present, petals have prominent terminal dorsal appendages.

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: Max H. Michael


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