Written by Maggie
Feb 05 2021
Crassula mesembrianthoides is a small branched fleshy shrub of the genus Sedum in the family Sedum. Crassula mesembrianthoides is native to South Africa and cultivated in China as a small family succulent potted flower. Crassula mesembrianthoides usually uses the branch and leaf cuttings propagation, the suitable growth temperature 15-25℃. Crassula mesembrianthoides likes warm and dry and sunny environment, afraid of low temperature and frost and snow, resistance to half shade, no obvious dormant period. The basin soil can be watered thoroughly after drying, usually twice a month. It has a short dormancy during high temperatures in summer and a growing season in winter.
Crassula mesembrianthoides can grow up to 40 cm tall, which is not the height of a small potted flower; Leaves are sessile, dense, fleshy, linearly triangular to linearly elliptic, apical, densely white tomentose. The main growing season of the crassula mesembrianthoides is in autumn and spring, and the flowers bloom from late summer to fall
Crassula mesembrianthoides prefers sunshine, and it is green in daily life. It will slowly change color after the increase of sunshine time and temperature difference. crassula mesembrianthoides likes full sun, likes dry and warm growing environment. There is little demand for water, and too much water is prone to disease and waterlogging.The high temperature in summer has a short dormancy, pay attention to reduce watering, winter can continue to grow.
Time of sunshine: All sunshine is available outside Xinjiang, and shading is needed in summer in Xinjiang.
Water: Water twice a month.
Crassula mesembrianthoides can be grown with a mixture of peat, vermiculite and perlite, or a mixture of peat and coarse sand.
Crassula mesembrianthoides prefers a warm, dry, sunny environment and is green in daily life, which gradually changes color as the duration of sunlight increases and the temperature difference increases. Full sunshine is available. Crassula mesembrianthoides require full sun exposure for a compact and beautiful plant shape. Too little sunshine leaves are very easy to arrange loose, slender leaves. In addition, it is afraid of low temperature, frost and snow, and resistant to semi-shade. Its native place is located in southern Africa and South Africa. There is a short dormancy in the summer heat. Crassula mesembrianthoides grows at a temperature of 15 to 25 degrees Celsius, and not less than 5 degrees in winter.
Crassula mesembrianthoides don't need much water, and too much water is prone to disease and waterlogging. Growing season watering general dry thoroughly watering thoroughly, keep basin soil dry in winter.High-temperature dormancy in summer, pay attention to reduce watering, winter can continue to grow. Spring and autumn growing period fertilization are usually every 2 months.
Crassula mesembrianthoides thrive in groups, mainly from cuttings, but also from leaves. It can be carried out all the year-round, with fast rooting in spring and autumn and a high survival rate. Crassula mesembrianthoides can also propagate by beheading, dividing plants and sowing seeds.