Crassula muscosa lycopodioides
Crassula muscosa lycopodioides
Crassula muscosa lycopodioides
Crassula muscosa lycopodioides
Crassula muscosa lycopodioides
Crassula muscosa lycopodioides
Crassula muscosa lycopodioides
Crassula muscosa lycopodioides
Crassula muscosa lycopodioides
Crassula muscosa lycopodioides

Crassula Muscosa Lycopodioides Rattail crassula 

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Crassula Muscosa Lycopodioides, also known as Rattail Crassula or Watch Chain is a bushy succulent that belongs to the Crassulaceae family. The plant is native to South Africa and Namibia. It goes dormant in autumn and winter, growing to a height of 16 inches tall. 

Growth Rate

It is true that the watch chain plant grows relatively fast during the growing period. However, when it comes to reaching their maximum height, these plants are not fast growers. 


The small, pale yellowish-green, musty-smelling Crassula Muscosa flowers appear along with the leaves, along the stems from spring to mid-summer.

Watering and Feeding

Water less during the winter and during the growing seasons, give them a good soaking once a week. Feed the plant in the spring and summer with a succulent fertilizer or a high-potassium fertilizer diluted to half strength. 


As per rattail crassula care tips, we recommend using soil that allows water to pass through it, such as a mixture of cactus soil with perlite or sand for added drainage.


With a hardiness zone of 9a to 10b, the lowest temperature this plant can tolerate is 6°C. These plants like it on the warm side and can’t tolerate cold temperatures.


Do not place the watch chain directly under sunlight. While it does best in bright light, it likes a bit of shade too. Especially in summer, harsh sunlight becomes unbearable. 


Watch Chain propagation is fairly easy and can be done from from cuttings. Take a stem cutting that has healthy leaves on it and use a sharp instrument to twist it off. The stems will come off easily.

These plants are a must-have in every respectable gardener’s collection. Rattail Crassula is splendid, low-maintenance, and has a great history. What more could you wish for?

Some of the information in this description has been found at, and

Blooming Season Late fall/early winter
Common Name Watch chain
Dormancy Summer
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Bright yellow
Frost Tolerance -6.7°c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9a to 10b
Height 6-12 in
Origin Southern africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Crassula muscosa lycopodioides
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Emma C.
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gorgeous and flowing!

The plant is beautiful, and I can't wait to see her grow! I was so worried it would get damaged during transit since I'm on the other side of the country, but it was expertly packed and had no cleanup!

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Love it

So beautiful

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Crassula Muscosa

I have ordered more than once and completely satisfied. For me, it's the best place to shop. The shipping is prompt and the plants are healthy and packed well. Very pleased!!

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Delicate plant

This plant is soft and intricate in its form- it arrived intact due to the special care the staff took in packing it for shipping. There are a few short pieces I have started to root and it’s amazing how quickly it set out roots! Thank you!

Mary B.
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Love my succulents!

Large healthy plant arrived in great shape. Very pleased with it. You do a wonderful job of packing and shipping the cacti and succulents! Thanks!

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