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)
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 24 to 36 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Cream
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: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • String of Buttons
  • Pagoda Plant
  • Crassula
  • Baby's Necklace
  • Necklace Vine

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Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-05-25
Photo by jeffgreen
Location: Baja California
Date: 2012-08-02
Location: At our garden - San Joaquin County, CA
Date: 2015-02-05 - Winter
Crassula perforata this winter 2015, reverts from solid green to
Location: Fairfax, VA | October, 2023
Date: 2023-11-02
Location: At our garden - Tracy, CA
Date: 2011-06-07
Location: In my home, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2018-01-25
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-06-01
2 months after beheading the mother plant (left) has produced doz
Location: At our home in Tracy, CA
Date: 2010-06-04
Cute yellow flowers of Crassula perforata
Photo by sedumzz
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-11-02

Date: November 4, 2020
Location: Bronx Botanical  Garden, NYC
Date: 2017-03-30
Location: Thomson,Ga.
Date: 2014-04-06
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-07-22

Date: 2015-01-06

Date: 2019-08-04
This was a cutting from a plant nursery and hes grown roots and w
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Date: 3/4/17
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Date: 2018-05-05

 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: 98108
Date: 2012-12-11
string of buttons in pot
Location: Fairfax, VA | August, 2022 | I apologize for the crappy photo quality. The computer I'm using is so crappy to the point that downloading a photo takes 5 minutes, so I have resorted to using screenshots. Sorry.
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  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jun 12, 2021 10:00 AM concerning plant:
    South African succulent with small leaves and long(ish) stems that grow upright at first, like little towers, then later sprawl all around, to about 2-3 feet long in old age. The leaves are green with red edges in strong light, appearing in opposite pairs that are joined at the base. Flowers are tiny, yellow, numerous and terminal; inflorescences should be removed after flowering to maintain a good appearance. Branches may appear at the base or higher up, and branching is a typical consequence of flowering.

    This plant is common and extremely well behaved in cultivation. Stems can be induced to branch profusely at a young age by beheading, and a cutting may root and double in size within 3 months. Start several stems in the same pot for the fullest look early on. A multi-stemmed plant may be kept in a 10 inch pot for life. Vulnerable to attack by scale insects. Strong light is important. Best appearance in full sun (in mild climates).
  • Posted by a2b1c3 (seattle wa) on Dec 11, 2012 6:01 PM concerning plant:
    seems to handle cold down to freezing for short times
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on May 28, 2017 11:17 AM concerning plant:
    Native to South Africa. Can lose roots if the soil remains cold and wet for too long. Protect from frost.
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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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