Crassula lycopodiodes is one of 300 species of succulent, mostly perennial herbs and shrubs native to Africa, especially to South Africa.
Blooming Time: Summer: Flowers are greenish and very inconspicuous.
Culture: Crassula lycopodiodes does best in 6 to 8 hours of full sun per day. Crassulas need a soil that is porous and gritty yet sufficiently compact and retentive to hold moisture. Good drainage is essential. Sand, pulverized brick or rock may be added to the soil to give it the proper porosity. Fresh organic matter should be avoided in the soil. The plants need adequate moisture during the growing season and only enough water to keep the plant from shriveling in winter. Overwatering in winter will cause the soil to sour, and the plants are very susceptible to root rots during this period.
Propagation: Crassula lycopodiodes are propagated by stem cuttings anytime of the year. Cuttings should be 4 to 6 inches long, and inserted in sand with bottom heat.
Crassula lycopodiodes was featured as Plant of the Week April 30 - May 6, 1999.
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