Crassula 'Coralita'


Scientific Name

Crassula 'Coralita'

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula 'Coralita' is an attractively compact succulent up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. Leaves are plump, grayish, covered with fine, very short white hairs and form an x-shaped pyramid. Coral pink flower clusters appear in fall on up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long stalks.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Crassulas are easy to grow, but they are susceptible to mealy bugs and fungal diseases. As with all succulents, overwatering is sure to be fatal, so err on the side of too dry rather than too wet. Never let your plant sit in water. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes.

These succulents are generally started by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. Crassulas can be easily propagated from a single leaf. Sprout leaves by placing them into a potting mix for succulents, then covering the dish until they sprout.

Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot your Crassula, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Crassula.

Parentage

Crassula 'Coralita' is a hybrid, by Myron Kimnach, between Crassula suzannae and Crassula perfoliata var. minor (formerly known as Crassula falcata).

Links

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  • Succulentopedia: Browse succulents by Scientific Name, Common Name, Genus, Family, USDA Hardiness Zone, Origin, or cacti by Genus

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Planting crassula

Planting and repotting crassula

Crassula is most often native to South Africa and adapts well to mild climates.

It is preferable to grow your crassula indoors if you expect freezing over the winter. Indeed, the slightest frost would kill it.

  • You may repot your crassula just after having purchased it if you’ve purchased it when not in flower, but pots for this plant are usually designed for at least another two years of service before growing too small for the plant.
  • After that, an annual repotting whenever your crassula looks like it is in a tight fit is recommended, with soil mix and sand, one part each.
  • Crassula can only survive outdoors in winter in regions closer to the equator.
  • If planting outside, prefer full sun exposure.

Propagating crassula

Crassula can be propagated by preparing cuttings from young stems.

It is usually quite easy to get the crassula to sprout roots.

  • Slice off young stems with a sharp and disinfected blade.
  • Plant the young cutting in special cutting soil mix.
  • Ensure the soil stays a bit moist (water only when it has turned really dry).
  • Keep your cutting near light, but not in direct sunlight.


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