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Care of the plant Crassula tetragona or Miniature Pine Tree.

Care of the plant Crassula tetragona or Miniature Pine Tree

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

Common names: Mini pine tree, Miniature Pine Tree. This species is native to South-western Cape mountains, South Africa.

They are succulent plants with an erect shrubby habit that reach 1 meter in height. The characteristic cylindrical leaves ending in points and of an intense green color resemble those of pines. The white flowers appear in clusters that turn orange when they wither. They bloom in spring.

They are used for growing in pots; planted in the ground they can become invasive.

It's an easy-to-grow plant that needs full sun or partial shade exposures. They resist occasional and mild frosts.

They can grow in any slightly fertile and very well drained soil.

Water moderately, letting the soil settle completely; almost no watering in winter. They resist drought very well.

Prune dead flowers and dried stems.

Fertilize once a year in spring with compost.

It's a plant resistant to pests and garden diseases, but it fears excess watering.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring or by stem or leaf cuttings in spring.

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Crassula tetragona
Crassula tetragona
Crassula tetragona
Crassula tetragona
 

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