Crassula marnieriana: How to Grow and Care for Worm Plant

Crassula marnieriana Worm Plant

Scientific name: Crassula marnieriana

Common name: Worm Plant

The thick green leaves grow tightly along the stems. The leaves are brushed with red. It spills over as it grows tall, making it a great substitute for Succulent arrangements. There are small, star-shaped flowers in the Winter.

Quick Look at Crassula marnieriana

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall
  • Zone 11a (Minimum 40° F | 4.5° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by offsets
  • Can be toxic to pets
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Crassula marnieriana “Worm Plant”

There is a great plant for beginners. It is easy to grow, does well indoors or out, and is easy to plant. It is susceptible to mealy bug invasion.


There are typical watering needs for a plant. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 40 F ( 4.5 C), it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It can be grown indoors if given enough light.

How to Propagate Crassula marnieriana “Worm Plant”

It is very easy to grow and perfect for beginners. It is a prolific propagator and can be grown from stem cells.

Use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors to grow “Worm Plant”. Remove a stem from the main plant and allow it to grow for a few days before planting. Water whenever the soil has dried out.


  1. Crassula marnieriana (Worm Plant) – Wikipedia

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