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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
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 24 to 36 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Pale greenish-yellow to Pale creamy-pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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By jeffgreen
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Location: At our garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2015-02-05 - WinterCrassula perforata this winter 2015, reverts from solid green to
By tarev
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Location: At our garden - Tracy, CADate: 2011-06-07
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Location: In my home, Falls Church, VADate: 2018-01-25
By Frenchy21
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Location: At our home in Tracy, CADate: 2010-06-04Cute yellow flowers of Crassula perforata
By tarev
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Location: Thomson,Ga.Date: 2014-04-06
By jojoe
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Location: 98108Date: 2012-12-11string of buttons in pot
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Date: 2015-01-06
By Paul2032
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 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
By Joy
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Location: Bronx Botanical  Garden, NYCDate: 2017-03-30conservatory
By skylark
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Date: 2019-08-04This was a cutting from a plant nursery and hes grown roots and w
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: 3/4/17
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Location: La Crescenta, CADate: 2018-05-05
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Posted by a2b1c3 (seattle wa) on Dec 11, 2012 6:01 PM

seems to handle cold down to freezing for short times

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on May 28, 2017 11:17 AM

Native to South Africa. Can lose roots if the soil remains cold and wet for too long. Protect from frost.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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A really nice visual effect... by lovesblooms Feb 5, 2015 12:44 PM 0
Identification by Baja_Costero Aug 5, 2019 8:27 PM 0
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What succulent is this? by piegirl25 Apr 3, 2020 1:35 PM 2
Need your help to identify! (Binomial name needed) 9 by NightCrow Sep 21, 2019 7:41 PM 1
Question about propagating ? by piegirl25 Nov 4, 2019 6:03 PM 19
What's Blooming in June..... by wcgypsy Jun 29, 2019 12:50 PM 44
need help to positively identify this plant by Beth03 Mar 13, 2019 9:23 PM 3

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