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Crassula multicava

grandfather's watch chain

A succulent perennial, bushy or sprawling, with slightly rounded leaves marked with pitted, dark green spots. Sprays of small, star-shaped pinkish-white flowers are carried above the foliage in spring. Overall height 10-20cm

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink White Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
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
Bushy, Trailing
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

Correct

Plant range
South Africa

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow as a houseplant, or in a heated greenhouse, in cactus compost, in full light

Propagation

Propagate from seed in early spring, or from cuttings in spring or summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

No pruning needed

Pests

May be affected by mealybugs, vine weevils and aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free

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