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Crassula rupestris subgen. Crassula section Perfilatae
Crassula | Images | Cultivation


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crassula_rupestris.jpg (51259 bytes)Locality: Photographed at Eierpoort Nature Reserve.

Central Western Cape.

Description:  The image shows an exceptionally compact form.  The stems are erect or decumbent.  The spreading shrubs are up to 500 mm high.  The leaves are green to brownish-red to purplish with a red or yellow margin.  The leaf base is fused into a succulent disc.

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: Etwin Aslander


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