Crassula rupestris (rosary vine) grows into a small mound (under a foot tall). The leaves are thick, opposite, just barely 1/4” long, and arranged neatly along the stem, giving it a square look. The base of the plant's stems take on a stiffer feel and woody look with age. During summertime, the leaf margins turn red or yellow.The flowers are grouped in clusters, star shaped and white/pale pink with pink centers. In habitat, crassulas usually grow in rocky quartz fields. Summer dormant. As a vertical/mound-y grower, it looks good in containers with low, spreading succulents, among other forms.
SURVIVE & THRIVE
Bloom time: Winter to spring
Size: 6 to 10 inches high
Plant in porous soil with adequate drainage
Bright, filtered light and ample airflow
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch (with caution in the winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a (20-25° F)
Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.