Crassula “Springtime” is a nursery-produced hybrid of C. rupestris, so it doesn’t exist in nature. Anyway, C. rupestris is native to South Africa.
Crassula “Springtime” is a slow-growing succulent little shrub, with erect, short stems up to 15 centimeters tall.
Its leaves are bright green, succulent, elliptic, arranged in opposite pairs along the stems.
The most intriguing feature of this plant is its inflorescence, a globular, abundant cluster of little starry, pale-pink flowers, red in the center and sweet-scented. Also because this species is capable to bloom at any time of the year, even though its original blossoming time should occur in late Winter and Spring.
Crassula “Springtime” is not so difficult to grow if planted in a well-draining substrate. Even if you are not a really good gardener, it will resist. Pay attention to watering: the main problems that may occur in growing this cultivar are related to overwatering and scarce ventilation. Water interventions should be moderate and frequent in Spring and Summer but reduced and scarce in Winter, to prevent it from root and stem rot.
This plant needs a good airflow and plenty of light or partial shade. Try to protect it from the hottest hours in Summer afternoons: this plant does better if exposed to morning and evening sunlight. Anyway remember that sunlight is essential to have frequent bloomings, which make this hybrid so cute.
Crassula “Springtime” is perfect to be grown in a hanging basket, or either as a groundcover.
This hybrid can be easily propagated through leaf or stem cuttings. Stem cuttings should be realized cutting just below a leaf node, replanting into a well-draining substrate and waiting until it puts roots before watering.
The name “Crassula” comes from the Latin “crassus”, which means fat.
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