Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Can Crassula perforata be grown outdoors?

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Name: Bob
Clayton, NC (Zone 7b)
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DigginDirt
Jul 2, 2016 10:19 AM CST
I live in zone 7b. A couple years ago I planted Crassula perforata 'Variegata'
and it seemed to do well for a little while, even through winter (which was mild). In very early spring it died. I had given some to a friend and he said his did not make it through winter. I can't seem to find hardiness zones for this.

When I find more of it I plan to treat it as a houseplant and will let it play outdoors during the summer, but I would love to get it to grow in a future succulent bed.
Thanks!
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 2, 2016 2:30 PM CST
Welcome! to NGA

Crassula perforata 'Variegata' is not hardy in zone 7 outside - its minimum temps are in the mid to upper 20's. They do well as house plants though.
Name: Bob
Clayton, NC (Zone 7b)
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DigginDirt
Jul 2, 2016 6:10 PM CST
Thank you Daisy! I will plan a place to "install" pots for various succulents with that same issue. It will be spring before I build the little garden I have in mind for cacti & succulents so I have plenty of time to plan it. I hope to make it tiered so some of the succulents will have an opportunity to cascade. With spaces for pots planned I can then bring these guys out to work on their suntans over the summer (I can hide them in the shade of bigger pots).
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 7, 2016 12:17 PM CST
Bob, you can surely grow them outdoors during the warmer months, but hide them indoors when your cold weather returns.

I see my Crassulas suffer cold conditions when temps goes below 30F and got wet..so very important to keep them dry when temps are quite cool to cold.
Name: Bob
Clayton, NC (Zone 7b)
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DigginDirt
Jul 9, 2016 2:54 PM CST
Thanks Tarev, I haven't bought the pots I want to plant these in yet - I DID buy more plants though. ;-)

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