General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Variegated String of Buttons

  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Dec 22, 2021 4:40 PM concerning plant:
    This marginally variegated version of the common stacking succulent Crassula perforata performs more or less like the wild type, though with smaller leaves and weaker stems. It grows upright at first and then begins to sprawl and after a while grows mostly sideways. To arrive at a bushy plant with enhanced stability (neighboring stems supporting each other), start several cuttings in the same pot and then behead them when they are established and growing to promote branching and even more stems as a result.

    Propagation of this plant is straightforward. Root a 2 inch cutting (exposing and burying only the bottom half inch of stem), wait for it to double in size (2-3 months?), then cut the top half and insert in soil. Repeat as often as you like (the stumps will branch) and you'll have 12-15 cuttings in no time (sufficient to fill an 8 inch pot).

    There may be more than one version of this variegate, as the photos here show individuals with yellow or white margins. The variegation in the leaves may seem to come and go depending on the situation, but in general I see almost no reversion. There do, however, appear to be reversions among the photos on this page.
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