Crasula and its wonderful fleshy petals

Crasula and its wonderful fleshy petals
Crasula and its wonderful fleshy petals

Crasula is a beautiful plant from the Fat family. Her homeland is South Africa. There are many types of crassula, all of which are beautiful and have interesting fleshy leaves.

The plant is perennial, not capricious and very easy to grow. Some species reach a height of over 2 meters if grown in a garden. Others are shorter and suitable for growing at home.

The leaves are thick, fleshy and have a wax-like coating. Some species have beautiful green leaves with a red tinge on the edges, which makes them very attractive.


Location and Light

Crasula needs very intense direct sunlight. In the summer, it is advisable to take it outdoors so that it is exposed to sunlight as long as possible during the day. In winter, it is also placed in the most illuminated place in the home.


Since the crasula stores water in its fleshy petals, watering should be moderate in summer, in no case abundant. In autumn, the amount of water is reduced to scarce. In winter, watering stops completely on the coldest days.



On warm summer days, the petals are sprayed for higher humidity. In winter it is not necessary, as the chrysalis is not pretentious to dry air and is resistant.



The suitable temperature in summer has no limits. In winter, it should not fall below 7 degrees, but it should not be very high either. Keep the cap away from heating appliances.


The most suitable soil mixture for this plant is a combination of peat, leaf, manure, sand, which provides good drainage, as moisture should not be retained around the root system.


The easiest way is to take cuttings from leaves and stems. They are immersed in water or in constantly moist sand to grow roots.

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