Crassula Tetragona Miniature Pine Tree
(This plant comes in a 3.5" 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).
The common name of Crassula Tetragona is “Miniature Pine Tree”. The plants grow up as shrubs with thick stems and needle-like foliage. As they age, they grow up to 6 to 12 inches in height. The South African origin succulent belongs to the Crassulaceae family and is known for its fast growth rate. For a happy augmentation, this summer-dormant plant requires full sun exposure to partial shade.
Miniature pine trees are characterized by a fast growth rate and are relatively easy to grow.
During late spring or early summer, white or near-white flowers appear in clusters on branch tips.
Watering and Feeding
Just like other succulents, overwatering Crassula tetragona can be fatal. The plant should never be allowed to sit in water.
Use succulent potting soil for best growth. Ensure well-drained pots so that water does not stand.
The hardiness zone of Miniature pine trees is between 10a to 11. As this succulent cannot tolerate hard frost, it is better to plant it indoors if the outdoor temperatures start to freeze.
This variety of Crassula requires full to partial sun exposure for healthy growth.
Crassula tetragona propagation can be done from leaf cuttings and offsets. It can be propagated from a single leaf too.
Crassula Tetragona or Miniature Pine Tree grows happily wherever placed. With its unique and attractive shape, it makes any setting look the best.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late spring/early summer|
|Common Name||Miniature pine tree|
|Frost Tolerance||25-30° F|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||10a to 11|
|Scientific Name||Crassula tetragona|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|