Crassula is a succulent plant, characterized by the presence of various shapes and sizes. The leaves and the stem have a powerful structure, thanks to which the plant has the ability to accumulate water. Crassula leaves are characterized by an attractive opposite shape, and the stem can be both straight and creeping. The shape of the leaves is quite large. They can reach 10 centimeters.
The color palette of Krassoula has a rich variety. It can be presented in various shades: from gray to reddish colors. The plant is flowering. The flowers are star-shaped and gather in a panicle, but they do not differ in brightness and are small in size. This type of plant has the second popular name - bastard.
Crassula is in high demand among flower growers, as it is characterized by unpretentious care. The plant can be an excellent solution when you make a garden plot. With it, you can create a lot of spectacular compositions.
A useful and beautiful Crassula is represented by different species in a row of indoor plants. Experienced flower growers emit some of the most popular.
These species have many everyday names: "Money Tree", "Fatty", etc. Evergreen perennial is characterized by a thick tree trunk. The leaves are massive, thick, have an elegant rounded shape. At home, the plant looks like a neat tree, which has a height of not more than 1.5 meters. Sometimes the growth can be a bit more.
The plant in the form of a bush of South African origin in height can grow up to 1.8 meters. Massive, lignified stems in the lower part are characterized by the presence of a dark color. Spectacular, wedge-shaped, shiny green flower leaves may occasionally have a reddish rim.
This plant is a shrub. Its height is within 1 meter. Many branched, straight, powerful stem in its form resembles a tree jade. Fleshy and bright green, gray-gray leaves are shaped like a sickle due to a blunt ending. The plant blooms in small bright orange buds.
Crassula is spunlike
This shrub is characterized by the presence of straight slender trunks that do not exceed 30 centimeters in height. The small leaves of a trihedral, ovate, somewhat rounded form are densely arranged on the stem. This plant does not form trees. By the characteristics of growth, it is more like a shrub.
Compact shrub with woody stem has neat ovoid leaves. They are pointed, covered with a bluish bloom. The base of the leaves seem a bit fused. If you look at this type of plant, it may seem that the escape seems to sprout through the leaves. When grown at home, this subspecies does not bloom.
The effective bush of the original form can grow up to three meters in the process of growth. When grown in indoor conditions, the length of the shoot does not reach more than 40 centimeters. The stem is thick, and the leaves have a rounded, oval shape.
Features care Krassoula at home
Crassula home is distinguished by unpretentious care. In order for the plant at home to feel as comfortable as possible and to please the eye with its unsurpassed appearance, it is useful to listen to the advice of experienced flower growers.
Most Crassul species are not afraid of direct sunlight. Therefore, the pot can be located on the south side. The optimal solution is the southeast zone of the window sill.
Tree formation is performed when it is young. If this operation is performed on an adult tree, then its results will leave hemp, which will adversely affect the decorative functions. You need to correctly pick a pot.
Crassula should be planted in a shallow pot. It is important that it is not overly large. This will lead to the fact that the root will begin to deepen, and the trunk will begin to stretch. Such a plant will look less attractive.
Crassula, for which care at home is simple, can multiply by cuttings. This method is more reliable and less troublesome. Stem sections are used for this purpose. Leaf or large shoot will need to be carefully cut with a knife. Do not forget to cut processing. For this, crushed coal is used.