String of Buttons (Crassula perforata) in the Crassulas Database

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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: 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
Underground structures: Taproot
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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Location: At our garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2015-02-05 - WinterCrassula perforata this winter 2015, reverts from solid green to
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Location: At our home in Tracy, CADate: 2010-06-04Cute yellow flowers of Crassula perforata
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Location: At our garden - Tracy, CADate: 2011-06-07
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Location: Thomson,Ga.Date: 2014-04-06
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Location: 98108Date: 2012-12-11string of buttons in pot
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Date: 2015-01-06
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 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Location: Bronx Botanical  Garden, NYCDate: 2017-03-30conservatory
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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
Help Identify Houseplants by JungleApartment Nov 15, 2018 11:49 AM 4
More little ones need names!!! Please! by JB Oct 31, 2018 12:32 PM 4
Help! by milops Jul 25, 2018 7:56 AM 3
Succulent ID help by PlantMafiaDon Jun 12, 2018 10:23 AM 7
Succulent identification please :) by sabigrows May 3, 2018 10:07 AM 1
What is This Succulent Called? by deletemyaccount Feb 11, 2018 6:52 PM 3
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Dec 11, 2018 2:10 PM 3,238
My newest additions, ID please by Faridat Dec 1, 2017 7:48 AM 3
Plant identification by Heatherb413 Nov 27, 2017 10:40 AM 3
String of Buttons- New, Strange Growth by Jas84 Oct 11, 2017 11:26 AM 12

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