A fascinating hybrid, Crassula ‘Baby’s Necklace’ appears as upright stems with neat stacks of foliage. The individual leaves are shaped like discs with the central stem making them appear like a string of beads.
The colour of the foliage is green, however with adequate light the rosy red margins appear. A few varieties with more natural variegation and rose red tones are available such as Crassula ‘Baby’s Necklace’ – Fantasy pictured right.
Crassula ‘Baby’s Necklace’ Care
This is an easy care plant that grows well indoors. A fairly compact grower it is well suited to container growing.
A specialist cactus and succulent potting mix is required, or perhaps use a normal potting soil with around 30% pumice added.
Water as the soil drys when the plant is in active growth. In winter it is advisable to cut back on watering, usually only watering in this period as the leaves show signs of shrivelling.
Avoid cold damp soil as this will cause the roots to rot.
- Botanical Name – Crassula cv. Baby Necklace
- Common Name – Crassula ‘Baby’s Necklace’
- Family – Crassulaceae
- Origins – Hybrid between Crassula perforata and Crassula rupestris var marnieriana (Both from South Africa)
- Height – To around 30 cm.
- Spread – Clump Forming
- Growth rate – Slow to medium.
- Position – Full sun.
- Soil – Free draining
- Flowers – Insignificant small white flowers.
- Flowering Time – Spring to summer
- Foliage – Mid green with clear rose coloured leaf margins depending on climate.
- Frost tolerant – ?
- Drought tolerant – Medium