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Crassula ovata (Mill.) Druce
Rep. Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 1916: 617 1917.
- Crassula ovata (Mill.) Druce
- Crassula argentea Thunb.
- Crassula articulata Zuccagni
- Crassula lucens Gram
- Crassula nitida Schönland
- Crassula obliqua Aiton
- Crassula portulacea Lamarck
- Cotyledon ovata f. variegata hort.
- Crassula portulacea f. variegata hort.
- Crassula ovata cv. Himekagetsu
- Crassula ovata cv. Hummel's Sunset
- Crassula ovata cv. Lemon & Lime
CHINESE (中文): 姬花月
Cultivation and Propagation: It is great for container culture and Bonsai cultivation, and the trunk becomes very thick with age and develops interesting patterns. In the greenhouse use a very draining compost. Plants should be well watered and allowed to dry thoroughly before watering again. Fertilize them once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to one half the recommended strength. Prune up with age to reveal stocky trunk. Expect this plant to green for a while after replanting and or when over fertilized. Young plants will quadruple in size in one year only. It need full sun to partial shade. Must over-winter in greenhouse or indoors (with lots of light). During the winter months, plants are watered only enough to keep the leaves from shriveling. The most common reason for failure in growing these plants is overwatering. Seldom has any diseases only the mealy bugs like it, and tend to attack around the primary flowering time (winter to early spring), hardy to -1° C.
Propagation: It is propagated by leaf and stem cuttings. Offsets are readily available and cuttings roots easily, it also propagate by leaf-cuttings and often leaves fallen/broken off will self-sow at the base.
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