Crassula Springtime is a small succulent with green leaves that are thick, fleshy and slightly triangular. These leaves tend to grow in small rosettes, with multiple rosettes growing around the stems of the plant. This plant may come from a cross between Crassula rupetris and Crassula perfoliata var. minus.
During the spring months, the plant blooms in numerous clusters of flowers in various shades of pink, with the center being red and the petals being lighter shades.
How to Care for Crassula Springtime
The Crassula Springtime succulent grows best on a sunny windowsill as it requires strong and bright light and some direct sunlight. In order for the plant to thrive, it should receive full to partial sun.
If the plant does not receive sunlight, it will grow spindly and will not bloom. Crassula Springtime is more of an outdoor plant than an indoor plant.
Since Crassula Springtime is a succulent, it has the same watering needs as other types of succulents. The plant needs sufficient water to thrive and be healthy. You should be careful not to overwater the plant and it should not sit in water.
Crassula Springtime needs regular watering from April to September, the growing months. In autumn and winter, however, the plant goes into the dormant phase, during which it needs to be watered very sparingly.
The best way to water Crassula Springtime is to allow the soil to dry out completely and then soak it well.
The Crassula Springtime succulent grows best in gritty, well-drained soil. It grows well in mineral soils with very low organic content. Adding pine bark or coconut to the soil helps the soil drain better.
There is generally no need to fertilize Crassula Springtime as this will result in profuse growth of the plant and detract from the desired sleek, elegant look. During the growing season in spring and summer, the plant should be fertilized every two weeks.