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Questions About Crassula

Asked by
RRedBBeard on
June 11, 2016
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Q. Summer dormant crassula umbella

I have 2 seedlings of this species, which are dormant and hopefully not dead. Do they need complete dryness (and warmth) during dormancy, or should I be giving it a tiny sip of water every few weeks?
Thanks,
Rick

Answered by
LuvaLeigh on
June 13, 2016
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They do need to be watered while dormant, especially so if you are in the hotter climates.

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Asked by
srishti on
December 11, 2017

Q. identifying a plant species

this little buddy was growing in one of our pots..is it crassula ..if yes whch species?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
December 11, 2017
Certified Expert
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Yes. It is a crassula. It can be hard to pin down the exact species, but I believe it to be a subspieces of Crassula schimperi.

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Answered by
srishti on
December 11, 2017
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BushDoctor can it be by any chance jade plant?

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Asked by
Dipankar on
December 11, 2017
JAIPUR

Q. name of the plant

Name of the plant please

Answered by
BushDoctor on
December 11, 2017
Certified Expert
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This appears to be a species of crassula, which is related to the jade plant. These succulents are easy to care for and have th same requirements as most succulents. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/cacti-succulents-inside-your-home.htm

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Asked by
Mei S Santiago on
February 21, 2018
Philippines

Q. Name of the succulent plant

Hi there! I saw this from one of my friend here in the Philippines.. I asked about the name of this plant but she doesnt know…

Im trying to search it at google but i dont know if its right!

Hope you can help me! Thanks!

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 21, 2018
Certified Expert
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This is, most certainly, a type of crassula. This is the jade family. There are so many cultivars, and many of them are very hard to tell apart so pin-pointing the exact cultivar will prove difficult, but they all have very similar care.

This article will tell you how to care for jade plants in general. This will apply to almost all forms of crassula: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/jade-plant/jade-plant-care.htm

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Asked by
jones45 on
August 13, 2018
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Q. are Crassula Capitella Red Pagoda Shark Tooth Plant toxic to cats

Crassula Capitella Red Pagoda Shark Tooth Plant toxic?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 14, 2018
Certified Expert
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All crassula are considered highly toxic to cats. Please keep these out of reach of the cat.

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Asked by
Jewel8185 on
June 23, 2019
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Q. Bird bath succulent garden

I received a birdbath succulent garden for my birthday last week. I love it. I live in Massachusetts, when the weather get cold should I just bring it in my house or put it in the cellar with a grow light. I love my plants but I did not have any succulents until now. Please give me advice on what to do when fall comes. Jabol1008@yahoo.com

Thank you,
Julie

Answered by
BushDoctor on
June 23, 2019
Certified Expert
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Yes, actually, that will be the best course of action. I see that most of those succulents are not hardy in your area.

I also see a type of jade that will not be as tolerant of the dry condition as the other succulents. They do thrive in dry climates, but will want just a little more water than other succulents. You will have to balance the conditions to keep them all happy. Still, generally speaking, dry is better than wet in this case.

This article will help you with general succulent care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/care-for-potted-succulent-plants.htm

This article will help you with jade care:

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 23, 2019

Q. My crassula marnieriana’s leaves have gone black and dried up – what do I do?

Starting from the base the leaves have gone black and dried out. Most are still ok at the tips but am very concerned. Have moved it to an area with more light – will that help? Have included a photo from when I first got it (three months ago) so you can see the change. Please help!!

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 25, 2019
Certified Expert
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Some dieback is normal, but this does seem like a lot. If it's not mushy, it may not be rot. You can prune off the dead stems and notice if there is any soft rot. If so, you can unpot the plant and remove the rotting parts and repot the healthy foliage. To be on the safe side, you can also cut off a couple cuttings to air dry for a week, then pot up to make a new plant.
Check your potting mix. Make sure you have a good succulent mix that is quick draining. Also let the soil dry out between waterings.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/jade-necklace/jade-necklace-worm-plant.htm

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