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Cactus Succulent

Crassula 'Morgan's Beauty'
  • RHS AGM

A compact, evergreen succulent to 10cm tall, bearing flattened, fleshy, grey-blue leaves which are neatly arranged around the stems, giving the plant the appearance of a pile of pebbles. From winter to spring it produces domed clusters of pink flowers

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Grey Silver
Summer Grey Silver
Autumn Grey Silver
Winter Pink Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Crassulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Crassula can be succulent annuals, perennials, evergreen shrubs or sub-shrubs, with fleshy leaves and small, star-shaped or funnel-shaped flowers in a terminal cluster

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in pots of cactus compost in full light. Water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly during the growing season; water sparingly in winter. See houseplant cacti and succulent cultivation for further information

Propagation

Propagate by stem or leaf cuttings in spring and summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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