Scientific name: Crassula
Common name: Springtime
The slow-growing Crassula starts to grow tall on its stems, but then falls under the weight of its intricate rosettes. It can be used in hanging baskets or rock gardens. In the Spring there are beautiful pink and red blooms which attract bees and butterflies.
Quick Look at Crassula
- Full sun to partial sun
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide
- Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by offsets
- Can be toxic to animals
- Summer Dormant
General Care for Crassula ‘Springtime’
There is a great plant for container gardens. It can be added as a substitute, where it grows slowly upwards until the weight of the rosettes is too much for it, and it begins to trail. It adds a perfect sprinkle to your arrangements.
The watering needs for a succulent is typical. 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 30 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.
You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.
How to Propagate Crassula ‘Springtime’
You can easily grow Crassula ‘Springtime’ from leaves and cuttings.
You can propagating Springtime from leaves. Remove it from the main plant by twisting the leaf. If you take a bit of the stem with the leaf, you should not leave any of the leaf on it.
Allow the leaf to be calloused for several days, and then lay on the soil. Water when the soil has dried. After roots and a leaf have appeared, plant the new growth.
If you want to propagation a leaf, gently twist the leaf from the stem. The leaf should be a clean pull, where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will increase the chances of a successful propagation.
Allow the leaf to dry out for a day or two before placing it on the soil.