Crassula perforata 'Ivory Towers'
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Crassula x Perforata goes by the common name"Crassula Perforata Azul” or “String of Buttons”. This succulent is round or globular shaped. The plant originates in South Africa and belongs to the family of Crassulaceae. It experiences dormancy in the summer period and it can grow up to a height of 2.4 inches.
The succulent is a fast-growing plant since it has a strong root system. It grows a few inches every year.
Crassula x Perforata produces small and odorless star-shaped pink or pale yellow flowers. Their time of blooming is the spring season.
Watering and Feeding
Never let your plant sit in water, this leads to root rot. Only water when the soil is fully dry since this succulent does not need much watering. You can add liquid fertilizer every two weeks, but only during the growing season.
The string of buttons cannot survive without well-drained soil. You can either use store-bought cactus soil or mix perlite or sand into potting soil.
Crassula x Perforata grows best in the spring season; its frost tolerance ranges from -1.1° C (30° F) to 10° C (50° F). This elegant succulent comes from the 10a to 11b hardiness zone.
The plant requires indirect sunlight throughout the day. If growing indoors, place them near a south-facing window that gets direct sunlight but is lightly shaded too.
The succulent can be propagated through divisions, offsets or leaf cuttings. To propagate with a single leaf, place the leaf in a cacti mix and cover the dish till the leaf sprouts.
The good news is that String of Buttons is an extremely easy-to-grow plant. For great nurturing at home, be sure to keep an eye on bugs and fungal diseases.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Giant String of Buttons|
|Scientific Name||Crassula x perforata Ivory Towers|
|Sun Exposure||Partial sun|