Crassula Platyphylla

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Crassula Platyphylla belongs to the Crassulaceae plant family. This succulent is native to South Africa. It is mainly seen in areas with low humidity. Today’s article will introduce Crassula platyphylla to Succulent City readers – a new member of the Crassula family.

Crassula Platyphylla Appearance

Crassula Platyphylla is known for its bold color. Under bright and full sunlight, this succulent’s red margin and green leaves will intensify. The leaves are almond shape, fleshy, and thick. It also produces yellow flowers during the spring and summer seasons. Due to its unique color, Crassula Platyphylla is also known as Crassula Burgundy. 

Crassula Platyphylla Care

This succulent doesn’t need much to grow fully. From April to September, you may water your plant regularly during its growing season. Of course, you still must ensure you are not drowning your succulent.

Always check if the soil is arid before watering. Using the soak-and-dry method when watering your Crassula Platyphylla is also advisable. Remember that once your succulent suffers overwatering, it will likely not survive.

Make sure to allow your succulent to receive six hours of direct sunlight daily. Generally, this succulent can be both an indoor and outdoor plant. However, put it by the window when placed indoors to get the required sunlight still. Providing enough sunlight to your succulent is crucial for its overall health.

Use gritty and well-draining soil for your Crassula Platyphylla. This is important to avoid clogging that might eventually lead to root rot. You may feed your succulent once every two weeks during its growing season. Avoid feeding your Crassula Platyphylla during its dormant season, as it may cause more harm to your plant. 

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Crassula Platyphylla Propagation

You can quickly propagate Crassula Platyphylla through stem or leaf cuttings, offsets, and by seeds. When propagating through cuttings, remember to allow your cuttings to be calloused for two to three days before replanting. This step will help manage any possible bacteria transfer to your new plant.

Also, use a clean garden knife when cutting the stem or leaf. In case you notice any dying or dead leaves on your succulent, it is advisable to start pruning. This is crucial for your succulent to avoid spreading any possible infestation or bacteria. At the same time, pruning helps your plant maintain its appearance, size, and shape.

Lastly, succulent care won’t be complete if you don’t plan on repotting your Crassula Platyphylla once it outgrows its current pot. It is advisable to avoid unnecessary repotting as it may damage the roots and other parts of your succulent. Take also the opportunity to use fresh soil when repotting. This could ease any possible clogging and any transfer of pests that may damage your Crassula Platyphylla.

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Other Facts

Scientific Name:Crassula Platyphylla
Other Names:Crassula Burgundy
Growth Season:Spring and Summer Season 
Preferred Temperature:68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit
Hardiness Zone:USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11
Average Mature Height & Width:20 centimeters tall and 20 centimeters in diameter
Dormancy:Winter Season
Toxicity:Crassula Platyphylla is non-toxic to humans and animals. You need not worry about leaving your kids or pets alone around this succulent. 
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Richard Miller

Salute everyone. It's Richard, the author of this Succulent & Xeriscaping blog. I am a traveler and a nature lover looking for a connection with the wild green. In my journey, I found a love for succulents and xeriscaping. What attracts me is the long-lasting & unique beauty of every plant I have the chance to see with my own eyes. Welcome to my little blog and let's enjoy a good time together!

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