Crassula are a really lovely group of plants to collect, off about 150 species and near the same amount off cultivars and Hybrids. they are very varied and ideal for pot culture, many being quiet small. The leaves are opposite and often form neat columns many being very tightly packed forming very interesting bodies.Our nursery has about 160 species cultivars and hybrids. Australia is well represented as being one of the main contributors to the hybrid collection with Max Holmes creating many new and noteworthy Crassula hybrids. Rudolf Schultz is noted for finding several good cultivars. They are reasonably easy to grow needing well drained gravely mix less water in summer more in Autumn to Spring or when flowering. Crassula dislike humid weather so good ventilation is important then. Gery and silver forms can take more sun. Crassula look best and achieve the best colour and form when kept dry and have good light. A few of the more green ones benefit from some shade in summer. Over-watering can cause root rots. Crassula leaves are mostly covered in very fine hairs these hold water so prolonged periods of them being wet can cause rusts on the leaves. To read and know more about Crassula go to our Blog section.
Crassula perforata 'Southern Cross' (white variegate)