Crassula ‘Tom Thumb’ is a charming miniature plant with tiny triangular leaves in opposing ranks on stems. The mint green leaves have colorful reddish edges, especially in bright light. It is topped by clusters of tiny white flowers in spring. Similar to Crassula perforata, ‘Tom Thumb’ is thought to be, as described in the "Lexicon of Succulent Plants" by Hermann Jacobsen, as a cross between Crassula rupestris ssp. rupestris and Crassula rupestris ssp. marnieriana. Great for windowsill culture or rock gardens, and as a small area ground cover.
SURVIVE & THRIVE
Bloom time: Spring
Size: Up to 6 inches high
Plant in porous soil with adequate drainage
Provide bright light with ample airflow
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch
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.