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Crassula alstonii Live Succulent Growing in a 2.5 Inch

Crassula alstonii Live Succulent Growing in a 2.5 Inch

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Crassula alstonii is a unique and visually striking succulent plant that belongs to the Crassulaceae family. It is characterized by its distinctive tubular leaves that grow in tight rosettes. This species is native to South Africa and is often cultivated as an ornamental plant due to its attractive appearance.

The plant typically forms compact clusters of cylindrical, gray-green leaves that have a powdery, farinose coating, giving them a silvery or chalky appearance. The leaves are arranged in rosettes, with each leaf having a tubular shape and a slight curvature.

Crassula alstonii grows slowly and tends to stay relatively small, making it suitable for containers or small spaces. Over time, it can form dense clumps or mats as it produces offsets around the base.

During the flowering season, usually in late winter or early spring, Crassula alstonii can produce small, star-shaped, white to pale pink flowers on elongated stems rising above the foliage. The flowers add to its aesthetic appeal.

This succulent prefers well-draining soil and bright, indirect sunlight. It's essential to avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot. Crassula alstonii is relatively low-maintenance and can thrive in various conditions but generally prefers warmer temperatures.

It can be propagated through stem or leaf cuttings, which root easily under suitable conditions. Allow cuttings to callus for a few days before planting them in a well-draining potting mix.

Often grown in containers or rock gardens, Crassula alstonii can also be part of mixed succulent arrangements due to its unique leaf structure.

As with any plant, it's essential to provide the right growing conditions and care to ensure its health and longevity. Understanding its specific needs regarding light, water, and soil will contribute to the successful cultivation of Crassula alstonii.

This is for the a plant similar to the one shown growing in a 2.5" container shipped bare root. All of our plants are grown in the beautiful Temecula Valley in sunny Southern California, and we ship within the United States. Shipping is done Monday thru Friday. Heat packs are available at $3 each and they add a half pound to shipping weight.
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