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  Crassula cv. SPRINGTIME CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Crassula “Springtime”
Lovely clusters of starry, light pink flowers appear in winter and contrast nicely with the small, dense, mounded silver foliage, it is very showy and one of the best Crassulas for pink flowers, a beauty!!!

 

Description: Slow growing pretty hybrid up to 15 cm tall, good as ground cover or in hanging basket.
Stem: Stiff, but the plant will fall down due to the weight.
Leaves: Light greyish-green to dark green appearing a nice bright green overall, opposite, thick, elliptic no larger than a thumb nail. The keel or bottom of the leaf is rough at the tip, which is pointed.
Flowers: Forms dense clusters (up to 5cm wide) of scented, starry pale pink flowers with red center with a bright pink overall, that that contrast nicely with the small, dense, mounded silver foliage
Blooming season: The primary flowering time is winter to early spring. However, this hybrid flowers, though less profusely, much of the year, or at least throughout much of winter, all spring, and most of the summer. Plants will flower at a small size and should flower each year.

Cultivation: Of easy cultivation, they are great plant for pots or landscaping, young plants will quadruple in size in one year only.  Requires a free draining compost and good light (full sun to light shade) to keep the plants compact and encourage leaf colour and flowering, is best to avoid to expose our plant to direct sun in summer. Morning sun only .Needs regular water in the growing season, but reduce watering during winter month , fairly drought tolerant elsewhere. It will start to show buds at the end of each stem early in the year but does not need watering until Easter time.
After growing for several years
tend to become untidy, should be cut very short or restarted from cuttings. (best restarting it every other year).
Seldom has any diseases only the mealy bugs like it, and tend to attack around the primary flowering time (winter to early spring), hardy to -1° C.
Propagation: Can be started by a leaf or take a cutting just below the leaf nodes don't water until you can feel that it is rooted down, by giving the plant a little tug.


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Family: Crassulaceae

Scientific Name: Crassula 'SPRINGTIME' Hort.

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced C. rupestrus hybrid)

Notes: Crasula  'Spring Time' and Crassula 'Bride's Bouquet'  almost look alike, but C. 'Brides Bouguet' has smaller leaves, a little narrower, very smooth top and bottom with a cuticle like your thumb nail on the top side near the stem. Both of them are a C. rupestrus hybrid.
 

 

 


 


The sweetish scent attracts flies.



 

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