A succulent that will form a small branching plant Crassula exilis ssp. cooperi is a dense growing plant with attractive flowers.
The flower buds are pink opening to small white to pink flowers. Foliage is interesting, spotted with a reddish brown. The leaves themselves are triangular in shape and during summer months they will change colour from a grey-green to grey-brown to green with attractive markings.
The flowers appear on red to purple stems which adds to the attraction.
This is one of the many wonderful Crassula Varieties available for sale.
How to Grow Crassula exilis ssp cooperi
This is a species from South Africa, being slow growing it is well suited to growing in containers.
It can be grown indoors in a sunny position and in warmer climates outdoors in part afternoon shade.
- Use a specialist cactus and succulent potting mix.
- Water as the soils dries out – a typical wet dry cycle is well suited.
- Fertilise once a year with a little Osmocote.
- Repot only when the plant outgrows the container or if the growing medium shows signs of deterioration and breaks down.
- Top dress with small stone or Akadama for presentation and to help prevent Fungus Gnats.
- Always use a pot with good drainage holes to prevent root problems