Crassula “Coralita”


No synonyms are recorded for this species name.


Crassula “Coralita” is a nursery-produced hybrid, originated by the crossing between C. susannae and C. perfoliata var. minor. It doesn’t exist in nature.


Crassula “Coralita” is a small succulent, reaching a maximum height of 15 centimeters. It’s formed by few stems in which densely affixed leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, so that every stem has 4 lines of leaves. Leaves are greyish-green, covered by a fine white hair, fleshy. The inflorescence is a thyrse of pink-coral flowers, supported by an elongated flashy purple peduncle, 8 centimeters tall.


Crassula “Coralita” is not so difficult to cultivate and it’s the ideal plant for small pots. Always choose a well-draining, sandy substrate, and put the plant in a bright spot to ensure a full sun exposure. Watering should be moderate during the growth season and scarce during the Winter. The best results are obtained if the plant is kept indoors, away from possible frosts.


Propagation is made through stem or leaf cuttings, to be rooted in a sandy substrate.


The name “Crassula” comes from the Latin “crassus”, which means fat.

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