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Care of the plant Crassula multicava or Fairy crassula.

Care of the plant Crassula multicava or Fairy crassula

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

Common names: Fairy crassula, Pitted crassula, London pride. This species is native to Mpumulanga, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern and southern Cape, South Africa.

They are succulent plants of covering size that reach 30 cm in height. The leaves are bluish-green in color that acquire reddish tones if it receives a lot of sun; they have small holes in the surface of the beam. The flowers appear on long stems and are white-pink and star-shaped. They bloom in spring.

They are used in pots for balconies and terraces, in rockeries, on borders and to cover dry slopes. They are ideal for gardens by the sea; they resist pollution from cities.

Crassula multicava can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposures. They resist mild and occasional frosts.

These plants can be grown in any type of soil.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry; they are very resistant to drought. In winter, water very little.

Prune withered inflorescences.

They are plants resistant to common pests and diseases but are sensitive to overwatering.

They propagate easily in spring by cuttings.

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Crassula multicava
Crassula multicava
Crassula multicava
Crassula multicava
 

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