Watering Crassula ‘Ivory Tower’
Water them regularly in the growing season during spring and fall, but avoid water-logging and let your soil dry between waterings. Water sparingly in the winter as temperatures get colder because crassula can lose their roots if the soil stays cold and soggy for too long.
Likewise, people ask, why is my Crassula Perforata dying?
The most common reason for the Crassula perforata to start dying is root rot. The root rot usually develops from prolonged exposure to standing water. … Typically the stems, leaves and roots will turn brown or black and they will be mushy. Usually by the time you discover root rot it is too late to save the plant.
People also ask, how do you care for a Crassula succulent?
But most Crassula plants need some shade in the hottest period of summer to avoid sunburn. Growing them in a place with morning sun and afternoon shade would be the most ideal. Water thoroughly only when the soil is dry to the touch (about every 2 weeks).
How often should I water my ivory tower?
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the soil to prevent rot and fungal diseases. Average summer temperatures from 65ºF/18ºC to 70ºF/21ºC are ideal. In winter, it can survive temperatures as low as 50ºF/10ºC.
Crassula Perforata ‘String of Buttons’ do best in areas that receive plenty of sunlight. They can tolerate partial sun to full sun, but they prefer bright filtered sunlight. They need to be acclimated to full sun or the leaves will get scorched easily. If kept outdoors, place in a bright sunny location.
Since watering is the usual cause for their decay, you should determine if the plant has been over or under watered. If the stem is mushy or rotting, it’s probably overwatered. If the leaves are puckered, the plant needs more water. Don’t worry if there are dry, dying leaves at the base.
Jade plants can lose their leaves due to overwatering and underwatering. In order to revive a dying jade plant (Crassula ovata), you have to emulate some of their growing conditions with an emphasis on watering with a good soak then allowing the soil to dry out, well draining soil and some direct sunlight.