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Care of the plant Crassula marnieriana or Jade Necklace.

Care of the plant Crassula marnieriana or Jade Necklace

The genus Crassula, family Crassulaceae, includes 600 species of succulent plants native to southern Africa. Some species are: Crassula marnierana, Crassula falcataCrassula capitella, Crassula Buddha's Temple (cultivar), Crassula arborescens, Crassula ovata, Crassula tetragona, Crassula lactea, Crassula multicava, Crassula corymbulosa, Crassula perforata, Crassula muscosa.

Common names: Jade Necklace, Chinese Pagoda, Baby Necklace, Jade Necklace Vine, Tom thumb, Jade Necklace Plant, Worm Plant. This species is native to Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

They are slow-growing succulent plants that reach 20 cm in height. The curious thick and rounded leaves appear around the stem (they look like the beads on a necklace). They produce small white flowers in terminal racemes.

They are used as a houseplant in hanging pots as well as on terraces and balconies.

The Crassula marnieriana is a plant of easy cultivation that needs a illuminated exposure; if grown in full sun the leaves turn reddish.

They can be grown in any type of well-drained soil.

Water moderately with little water, waiting for the substrate to dry.

Fertilize monthly with mineral fertilizer in spring and summer.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases, but not to excess watering.

They propagate easily by stem cuttings in spring.

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Crassula marnieriana
Crassula marnieriana
Crassula marnieriana
Crassula marnieriana
 

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