Crassula Sarmentosa (Showy Trailing Jade plant)

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Scientific NameCrassula sarmentosa
Other NamesComet
Growth SeasonIt grows in summer and the fall which is also when it flowers.
Preferred TemperatureIt performs best between 50oF and 78oF
Hardiness ZoneUSDA9b to 11b
Average Mature Height & WidthIt grows to about one foot tall with the width being a little less.
DormancyThe plant becomes dormant if it is too hot. The lower leaves also drop in this season.
ToxicityIt is toxic to pets and humans when ingested. It causes lethargy, vomiting, and diarrhea when ingested.
Crassula Sarmentosa Summary

Crassula Sarmentosa Physical Characteristics

This plant has reddish stems that either arch outwards and upwards or face down. Leaves proceed directly from the stem and are usually small, about one inch long each. Their green, but their margins have a cream hue with reddish highlights and are serrated. Reddish margins only appear when you grow succulents under full, direct sunlight.

It flowers in late fall, where pink buds form only to open up into white flowers.

Crassula Sarmentosa Care

You should plant his succulent in well-drained soil to keep the water from lodging because such waterlogging causes root rot. Furthermore, ensure you plant it in partial or direct sunlight, as light is necessary for its growth.

Crassula sarmentosa requires watering, but you have to do it sparingly. An established plant requires to be watered only occasionally in summer.

You may need to feed it with some extra fertilizer but sparingly. Use house-plant fertilizer when you notice nutritional deficiencies. Only feed it during its growing season else chemical salts will accumulate in the soil and destroy roots.

It gets scarred if it stays in frost in temperatures below zero. Thus if your area experiences frigid winters, move the plant indoors.

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Comet Growth

You can propagate the plant by stem or leaf cuttings or by division. The division is the best method because the daughter already has roots, while stem cuttings will need some time to root and be established. Leaf cuttings take much longer to grow into established plants, and the process of causing them to sprout is quite intricate. Division and obtaining stem and leaf cutting should follow the standard process for succulent propagation.

This succulent doesn’t require frequent repotting, but you will need to get it a bigger pot if it gets root bound. Also repotting becomes necessary if you have divided the succulent for propagation. Crassula sarmentosa is a small plant that doesn’t require frequent pruning or trimming. Nevertheless, you can prune sparingly to rid it of dead or infected leaves. It is susceptible to root-rot and fungal infection, while mealybugs are the most common pests affecting it.

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