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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 2, 2019 6:01 PM CST
2 Crassulas

The sun lit up these crassulas next to our pond today.

C. falcata, "Propeller plant" & C. (name?)

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Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Jun 2, 2019 6:06 PM CST
A remarkable plant Cal! Judging from the color it would be a good accent plant. This is new to me so I am borrowing these words below your avatar: "Learn & create something every day." What a fun way to learn! Thumbs up
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Frenchy21
Jun 2, 2019 6:16 PM CST
Great banner Cal! Love the contrasting colors of red and green.
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 2, 2019 8:05 PM CST
Thanks, Leon, Frenchy, & Plantmanager for the thumbs.
And Bea for the acorn. Smiling

This pic doesn't do it justice.....
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The plants are easily propagated from cuttings.
Even the leaves produce roots & plants. Just lay them
on a damp surface or where you want them to grow.

Sometimes I've had them
produce plantlets from the flowers. Blinking

C.falcata has a very pretty cluster of orange-red blooms in late summer,
and branches to form twice as many blooms the following year.
One of my favorite plants. Thumbs up
Propeller Plant (Crassula perfoliata var. minor)

I don't know the species name of the other red crassula, but also
very easy to grow.
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jun 2, 2019 9:31 PM CST
Great banner Cal!
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cliftoncat
Jun 3, 2019 2:09 AM CST
I agree great banner Thumbs up - and interesting because it looks like a plant we might be able to grow here in Menton (zone 10a, frost free). If I can find it, I'll give it a shot!
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Jun 3, 2019 5:58 AM CST
Great banner Cal! Looks like one of Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings. Smiling
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cocoajuno
Jun 3, 2019 6:45 AM CST
Beautiful color...love this one! Hurray! Hurray!
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pod
Jun 3, 2019 6:58 AM CST
I am always in awe of the lush colors succulents can exhibit. These are beautiful! Lovey dubby
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Jun 3, 2019 7:37 AM CST
A very interesting banner from this very interesting plant, Cal. Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Whitebeard
Jun 3, 2019 8:42 AM CST
Wow Cal. Beautiful flower, beautiful banner. You captured the art of the lines. Georgia O'Keeffe would love it. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 3, 2019 5:09 PM CST
Thanks again to everyone for all the thumbs, acorns, and nice comments. Smiling

Sorry I don't have pics of the blooms handy.
BTW, I've started a project to organize my several GB's of images on a 4 TB drive. Whistling

I think the pits in the red one are due to hail, but the blemishes on
the pic for the banner may be some fungus (?), but mostly disease free.
Great in pots or in the ground, but watch out for snails.

re: C.falcata......If you want a "perfect" plant, just break off a piece at the tip and plant it.
It will be ~2ft tall in 4 yrs or less, but gets too heavy, and will eventually break if not
given support.

Or cut off the tips to keep it a reasonable size, and make more plants, which I will do
after this blooms in the Fall. Thumbs up
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Just estimating growth rate, but you should get 2X as many bloom heads (~50 flowers per head)
each year. Depending on the age of the plant, the clusters/heads can be ~4"X6" each.

1st year 6" tall 1 clusters
2nd year 12" 2 clusters
3rd year 18" 4 clusters
4th year 24" 8 clusters
Very showy. Smiling

The other crassula turns red as it gets older. Very pretty back lit by the sun.
It probably blooms, but the leaves are the best feature.
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Please send me a treemail if you'd like a cutting of either or both the crassulas. Green Grin!





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