Crassula peploides is a low-growing succulent that spreads to form a mat. It grows up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall. Leaves are arranged in…
It seems like succulents have become very popular over the last couple of years. I believe this is because succulents are colorful and exotic-looking. One of the largest genera of succulents is Crassula.
Crassula is a genus of succulent plants that contains over 200 species. The most well-known plant in this genus is the Jade Plant (Crassula ovata). However, many plants in this genus consist of a tower of stacked triangular leaves. Many species have tiny flowers that grow during the fall and winter.
Although many of us think of Crassula plants as houseplants, they will grow as shrubs in warmer climates. I have even seen Crassula ovata bushes in Southern California.
When your Crassula plants start to become “leggy,” it is a good idea to prune your succulent in order to maintain that more compact, stacked triangular shape. It is best to prune your Crassula plants during the spring.
My name is Paige, and I am an avid plant lover! Although I do not have access to a large amount of land for gardening, I enjoy container gardening and hydroponics. I hold a B.S. degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering from Purdue University. In addition, I have a minor in Soil Science. Finally, I hold a M.S. degree in Biological Engineering from North Carolina State University.
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