Crassula cv. Celia

Synonyms:

No synonyms are recorded for this species.

Habitat:

Crassula cv. Celia is a nursery-produced hybrid, so it doesn’t exist in nature.

Description:

Crassula cv. Celia is a nursery-produced hybrid between Crassula mesembryanthemopsis and C. susannae. The result is a tiny, pretty, compact, very slow-growing succulent, that presents itself as a rounded bunch of overlapping rosettes of small, fleshy, concave, tongue-shaped leaves colored in an intense green and covered in a white pruine. There are actually two clones: one with narrow, thick leaves with a triangle shape at their tips, the other forms have a more rounded leaf tips. It reaches a maximum height of more or less 10 centimeters, being very compact. Inflorescences don’t have a visible peduncle, and are rounded thyrses of many white flowers with 5 petals. Blossoming occurs in December/January , but flowering buds develop in Autumn: the plant takes a long time to blossom.

Cultivation:

Crassula cv. Celia is not so difficult to cultivate. It requires a well-draining substrate and a bright spot to have a full exposure to sunlight. Watering should be moderate in Spring and Summer and scarce in Winter to avoid roots rottings. While watering, pay attention not to wet the leaves. It’s better to put C. cv. Celia indoors to avoid frost damages.

Propagation:

Propagation is usually realized through stem cuttings and leaves cuttings, or either by seeds.

Curiosity:

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

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