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Stonecrop

Care

Lighting

Crassula mesembryanthemoides does best in full or partial sun. If it is located directly behind the window, a place where it is not exposed to the sun is also suitable. During summer it can be placed outside in partial shade to full sun. There it has to be slowly accustomed to the sun, which is no longer filtered through a window.

Soil

Regular mixes for cacti and succulents can be used or a mixture of regular potting soil, bird sand and pumice (2:1:1).

Watering

Allow the soil to dry or nearly dry between the waterings. Water sparingly if placed cool to temperate during winter. If Crassula mesembryanthemoides spends the summer in the garden, the pot should not stand in a saucer or overpot so that the rainwater can run off.

Feeding

Every 4th to 8th week if the Stonecrop is in active growth. Feed with cacti liquid fertilizer or a standard liquid fertilizer at half strength. A new bought or recently repotted plant don’t need to be fed for the first year.

Temperature

This Stonecrop grows good with a winter rest period at 10 to 15 °C (50 to 59 °F). Minimum temperature is 5 °C (41 °F).

Propagation

Stem and leaf cuttings or seeds.

Profile

Scientific name

Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Common name(s)

Stonecrop

Family

Crassulaceae

Origin

South Africa

Height

10 to 40 cm

Toxic

No