If you notice normal growth appearing on your crested succulent, remove it quickly so it can maintain it’s crested shape. As with other succulents, provide your crested succulent with plenty of sun and plant in a well-draining soil. Do not repot it too often, because it does not like being moved.
Similarly one may ask, what does it mean if a succulent is crested?
“Cristate” is another term for when the succulent is cresting. This happens when something has affected the single growing point (growth center) of the plant, creating multiple growing points. … Numerous new leaves appear and make the cristate plant look totally different than the standard.
Secondly, how do you care for Crested Echeveria?
To be specific, your crested succulents should be fertilized and watered less because they are more prone to rot than your other regular succulents. They should also be displayed in a high spot where they can get plenty of sunlight and plant them n a pot or container with a well-draining potting mix.
What causes Fasciation?
Fasciation can be caused by hormonal imbalances in the meristematic cells of plants, which are cells where growth can occur. Fasciation can also be caused by random genetic mutation. … General damage to a plant’s growing tip and exposure to cold and frost can also cause fasciation.
Cresting is a mutation that occurs as the plant grows. Instead of producing more branches or stems, the plant flattens out and creates a wide flat surface. The leaves generally grow along the top of ridge of this wide growth and they are very compact.
You cannot get more crested succulents through collecting and sowing seeds from the plant. Instead, crested succulents are propagated from cuttings taken from a part of the plant that is cresting. These cuttings are generally grafted to a hardy cactus rootstock, the way moon cactus are.
Please keep in mind Senecio vitalis can be toxic. Take precautions when handling this succulent. To remove a stem for propagation, wear nitrile dipped gloves and, using a sharp knife, cut a stem near the base of the plant. Allow the end of the stem to callous over for several days before placing in well-draining soil.