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Origin and Habitat: Garden origin.
ENGLISH: Crassula Dorothy
Description: Crassula cv. Dorothy is a fantastic dwarf or miniature hybrid between the two other Crassula species which are Crassula susannae and Crassula deceptor. It is a very slow growing cultivar with thick rosettes that clump readily. The rosettes shows a beautiful design and are larger than those of Crassula susannae, but still quite small. The white flowers appear in autumn (seldom in spring too) and each rosette that is even hardly big enough develops an inflorescence, so the plant flowers abundantly.
Derivation of cultivars name: This probably spontaneous crossing is named after Dorothy Dunn from San Diego, employee of a cactus nursery.
Bibliography: Major references and further lectures
1) www.crassula.info Crassula 'Dorothy' <http://www.crassula.info/EN/DorothyEN.html>
Crassula cv. Doroty Photo by: Giuseppe Distefano
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Cultivation and Propagation: Of easy cultivation, Crassula cv. Dorothy will form tiny rosettes growing in a dense cluster. It will require a free draining compost and good light to keep the plants compact and encourage leaf colour and flowering. It do well in succulent gardens or in a window sill.
Soil: They like fast draining soil.
Watering requirements: Regular water in summer (water only when the soil dries), but reduce watering during winter month , fairly drought tolerant elsewhere.
Exposure: Light shade to full sun, generally it needs full sun part of the day to bloom. Cannot take direct sun in the hottest hours in mid-summer.
Maintenance: After growing for several years tend to become untidy, and should be cut very short or restarted from cuttings.
Pest and diseases: Crassulas are sensitive to mealybugs.
Propagation: Leaf or stem cuttings.
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