Crassula Succulents Summary
In general crassulas like bright and sunny areas of your home, some direct sunlight is ok for them too, water them only when totally dry and give them a well draining cactus compost mix.
Crassula Succulents Care Summary
|Light needs:||Lots of bright indirect sunlight, can tolerate some direct.|
|Watering needs:||Water only when completely dry, check it once a week.|
|Fertilizer:||Not necessary to feed, but you can use cactus and sucullent feed once a month in the summer months to encourage growth.|
|Soil:||Cactus and succulent mix|
|Humidity:||40%. Will do well in dry low-humidity environments as well as almost all household humidity levels.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
Welcome to our guide to Crassula Succulents. The genus crassula is originally from South Africa and includes some of our favourite plants including the classic jade plant and gollum jade.
Crassulas are succulents and they love the sun, they will thrive in bright indirect sunlight. They will also do really well outdoors, just try to shade them from full-on midday summer sun.
How Often to Water A Crassula
Water a crassula when it has dried out from before, this should mean about every 2 weeks in the hotter summer months. In the winter it will me much less as the plant grows less.
You do not need to feed your crassula, but it will grow slightly more in the summer months if you do. Use a cactus and succulent fertilizer once a month in the warmer months.
A commercially available cactus and succulent mix will suit crassulas well, as they need good drainage and do not like to site in wet soil.
For more on which cactus and succulent compost to buy or how to make you own see our guide: Succulent Soil.
When To Repot A Crassula
You should repot your crassula once every 3 years, or if they become root bound. The best time of year to do this is in spring.
You do not need to mist your crassula, they will do well in dry low-humidity environments as well as almost all household humidity levels.
18°C-25°C (64°F-77°F) is a good temperature range for a crassula, so they do well in most homes. Do not let your crassula get too cold, below 10°C or 50°F for an extended period of time can damage the plant.
Where To Buy A Crassula
You can buy jade plants almost anywhere, but the other varieties can also be found from time to time at your local plant nursery. If not try Etsy.
Crassula Succulents FAQs and Common Problems
As with all succulents be careful with overwatering as this is the biggest killer. Test the soil with your finger to make sure it is dry before watering again. This is especially common in winter when the plant needs much less water as is growth rate slows down a lot.
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