A fascinating succulent with neatly stacked foliage Crassula perforata is commonly called ‘String of Buttons’ and is also known as the ‘Stacked Succulent’.
This easy care plant comes in a number of varieties some with amazing leaf colour.
This is a succulent that comes in a few forms, and the ‘Giant Form’ (pictured) is on of the best.
Like all succulents the foliage colour will vary with the amount of sun the plant recieves. ‘String of Buttons’ is best described as having pale green leaves with rosy pink margins, and you notice a few pink spots as well.
The foliage grows in ‘stacks’ and seems to swirl around the upright stems. It makes a great container plant
How to Grow Crassula perforata
This fast growing succulent is easy care and a great plant for beginners.
- Plant in a specialist cactus and succulent potting mix.
- Fertilise with a little slow release fertiliser and lime when planting or re-potting.
- Find a position with good full sun in the morning and a little protection from the heat of the afternoon sun in summer.
- Water only as the soil begins to dry.
- Indoors try a position where the plant will receive good sun, avoiding a position to close to windows where heat will be excessive.
- Your stacked succulent is dying.
Usually through overwatering, the soil MUST be allowed do dry between waterings otherwise fungal problems and rot will kill the roots.
- How do you save an overwatered Crassula perforata ?
You can try stopping watering for a week or so, this can fix minor problems. The best way to save the plant is to repot it into a free draining potting mix with good drainage holes.
- Crassula perforata will flower with small yellow blooms in spring.
- The foliage will be green in very low light light situations, sun is required to bring out the colours.
- This plant is regarded as non toxic to cats and dogs.
- Summer is the dormant period.
- This plant is not frost tolerant and does not tolerate cold conditions.
- Propagation is from stem cuttings or leaf cuttings. Also from offsets as the plant matures.
- A variegated form is also available