Crassula Multicava

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This succulent is native to South Africa and thrives in shaded areas along subtropical coast and rocky cliff edges. Crassula Multicava is a fast-growing and mat-forming ground cover plant. The name ‘Multicava’ refers to the holes that can be seen on its leaves. Traditionally, this succulent is used as a strong emetic.

Scientific Name:Crassula Multicava
Other Names:Fairy Crassula, Pitted Crassula, London Pride
Growth Season:Spring Season
Preferred Temperature:60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit
Hardiness Zone:USDA Hardiness Zones 9B to 11B
Average Mature Height & Width:30 centimeters tall and 3 feet
Toxicity:Crassula Multicava is poisonous to both humans and animals. When ingested, this succulent may cause vomiting and nausea. It may also cause skin irritation due to skin contact.
Crassula Multicava Summary

Crassula Multicava’s Physical Characteristics

This succulent is a known light-green to beautiful dark-green plant mainly seen in hanging pots and garden containers. The darker green means that this succulent was placed on shaded areas, and the pale green color means it was placed under bright sunlight.

It has outstanding and erect stems. Unfortunately, the root system of Crassula Multicava is prone to root rot. The seeds are outstanding and quickly germinate. It has glossy and rounded leaves that form in pairs.

The leaves also contain hydathodes or water-secreting pores, which help absorb water. Crassula Multicava also produces tiny pink flowers that resemble stars. This succulent’s common name came from the appearance of its flowers. It may also produce capsule-like fruits that have seeds on them.

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Crassula Multicava Care

It is an easy-to-grow succulent that doesn’t require much attention. When watering Crassula Multicava, use the soak-and-dry method to avoid overwatering. Also, check if the soil is arid before resuming watering. This succulent prefers well-composted, deep, and clay soil. Crassula Multicava thrives under full to partial sunlight. When placed indoors, put it by the window to get enough sunlight. You may feed your succulent a slow-release fertilizer sparingly during its growing season up to midsummer.

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Crassula Multicava Growth

It can be propagated through seed dispersal, cuttings, and offset. This succulent can be easily propagated in the wild through rapid colonization with adequately moist and well-draining soil. For the cutting method, Crassula Multicava easily roots, you need to spread the leaf cutting from a healthy mother plant.

The succulent will naturally produce offset at the mother plant’s base when using the offset method. Simply, transplant the offsets on its pot or area. It is advisable to prune your succulent once you see dying or dead leaves. If possible, prune your succulent during its growing season. You may only repot your Crassula Multicava every two to three years or once the plant has already outgrown its current pot.

Watch out for mealybugs that can infect your succulent. Make sure to check if your succulent has any symptoms of mealybug infestation, such as having holes in the leaves or discoloration.

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