Sun: Partial sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: leaves, offsets, stem cuttings
Flower: In the Spring
Flower Type: coral_colored
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: sunburn, pests
Basc Care for Crassula perforata
Watering for Crassula perforata is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during summer as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "String of Buttons"
When planting Crassula perforata, be sure to find a spot that gets partial sun and shade for optimal growth. A good rule of thumb is to provide four to six hours of direct sunlight per day with some protection from the midday heat.
In order to protect Crassula perforata from freezing temperatures, it is important to provide adequate insulation and drainage. A layer of mulch or gravel will help protect the roots by keeping them warm during cold weather. In addition, protection from wind and sun exposure can help reduce the chances of frost damage.
Propagating succulents with leaves is a satisfying way to obtain new plants. Start by cutting some healthy leaves from the mother plant, then place them on top of potting mix and water regularly. In time you'll have vibrant succulents that you grew yourself!
Propagating with offsets is a great way to get more plants from the same mother plant. All you have to do is cut away an offset and pot it in soil, and soon enough you’ll have a brand-new Crassula perforata!
Propagating Crassula perforata by stem cuttings is a simple process that requires very few supplies. Start by selecting healthy stems from existing plants that are at least two inches long and have several leaves attached.
Crassula perforata is generally non-toxic to humans and animals. However, it is important to be aware that certain parts of the plant may contain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation. It is advised that you keep the plants away from small children or pets, as they may unknowingly ingest them and suffer ill effects.
Pests and Diseases
Crassula perforata can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as aphids and mealybugs.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Aphids: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.