Crassula springtime is common tender succulents with a great variety of shapes and colors. Scientific name and common name of this succulent are Crassula and Springtime Crassula. Family and subfamily of crassula are Crassulaceae and Crassuloideae.
Crassula ‘’Springtime’’ is a really nice hybrid plant with very beautiful pink color flowers. It is growing slow up to 15cm but from leaves and cuttings, you can quickly propagate it. Crassula ‘’Springtime’’ can be use as a filler to ground cover or any other places.
Crassula can be grown well indoors and needs limited water. It can be handled by warm temperatures and dry climatic conditions. So, planting this succulent in a jar that can be taken indoors is safest.
During the growing of Crassula ‘’Springtime’’, the stem is starting to bend because of the weight of the plant although it is a hard-stem plant. The plant has fleshy green leaves which color can be varied from lighter to darker according to the plant specimen. Different kinds of bees, butterflies and birds try to attract the plant.
How do I identify a crassula springtime?
Crassula Springtime succulent is growing up to 15 cm tall and around 15 cm in diameter. Leaves of this succulent are fleshy, opposite, elliptic, thick and colors varies light grey-green to dark green. Crassula produces flowers with starry, thick clusters of perfumed light pink flowers up to 5 cm wide from winter to early spring, each of the red in the middle.
How do you take care of a crassula springtime?
Crassula Springtime is slowly growing up to 15cm (6 inches) and around 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter. When it starts to grow, the stem starts to curve because of the plant’s mass.
Crassula ‘’Springtime’’ is a vertical grower with tall stems. This plant is growing very slowly and grows tall on stems.
crassula“Springtime’’ prefers full sunlight to partial shade. However, leaves may burn due to afternoon sun in the summer season. The place where the plant is kept in the morning sun and the evening darkness is very important.
Excessive sunlight changes the color of leaves as red, purple, pink, orange or yellow colors. If provided enough light, the plant can be grown indoors.place your plant near a window for six hours in direct sunlight if you keep the plant inside.
Temperature and humidity
Crassula “Springtime’’ can tolerate up to -2 °C cold and weak frost but they need to be covered from hail when outdoors.
Crassula “Springtime’’ prefer normal summer temperatures of between 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit and 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter cold.
Is it cold hardy?
The answer to this question is ‘’No’’.
If you live in an area that’s getting colder than Fahrenheit 30 degrees, this succulent is best grown in a jar that can be brought indoors because the plant is not cold hardy.
The Hardiness zone of Crassula ‘’Springtime’’ is 9a to 11b: from 20 degrees Fahrenheit to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
(A hardiness zone is a geographically defined region in which, as defined by climatic conditions, a certain type of plant life is able to expand, including its ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone)
In order to keep your Crassula ‘Springtime’ safe, the watering method is very necessary.
Like other succulents, this succulent form needs normal watering and important to prevent an unnecessary volume of water.
Soak and dry method is the best one for watering the Crassula ‘Springtime’
In the winter, watering is limited because as crassulas will lose their roots if the soil remains cold and damp for a long period of time.
Too little water can contribute to the dropping of the lower leaves. Potted plants need irrigation more often than those on the field.
Soil Requirement Type / pH
Crassula “Springtime’’ required porous and well-drained with slightly acidic which around 6.0 pH soil condition.
Flowering and Fragrance
From winter to early spring, Crassula Springtime grows flowers with starry, dense clusters of perfumed light pink flowers up to 5 cm wide, each of which in the middle is red.
Pot size Potting and Repotting
4–5-inch Nursery Pot Size of Crassula “Springtime’’ and from a single leaf, can be readily propagated. Readily propagated single leaf can be placed in a plant potting mix and the dish will be covered since sprouting will happen.
Repotting is needed at the beginning of the successful growth age in spring.
See if, soil is dry and pick the flowers gently, before you begin repotting.
Try to put away the old soil from the roots and, with a fresh potting soil mix, transfer the plant into a new or the same pot.
For around a week, just let the plant dry, then start watering gently to prevent root rot in the plant.
Where to Plant
If you live in an area that’s getting colder than Fahrenheit 30 degrees, this succulent is best grown in a jar that can be brought indoors because the plant is not cold hardy (-1.1 degrees of Celsius). In complete to partial sun, it does good. Plant your garden in an environment that gets 6 hours of sunshine a day.
In common, pruning takes place in the summer or after the flowering process.. The benefits of the pruning are to keep the plant healthy and compact.
Fertilizer and time of year
Crassula “Springtime’’ does not need more water because it is slow-growing succulent. They can benefit from a limited amount of organic fertilizer in the middle of summer if they want to expand successfully.
Crassula “Springtime’’ is dormant in summer and will stop developing vigorously as it warms up.
Other plants Pairs Well With
Yarrow, lavender, salvia, and rosemary are perfect flowering herbs for your succulent gardens to flourish alongside. Blue fescue grass is shorter but can provide your succulents with an enticing companion.
Can be toxic to pets
Crassula “Springtime’’ can be toxic not only pets but also humans.
Common pests and illness issues
Spider mites, aphids and mealybugs are attacked to the Crassula “Springtime’’ but they are easy to control.
Black ring disease, powdery mildew and bacterial soft rot are the susceptible diseases for Crassula but, these diseases can be identified easily and can be controlled as our wish.
How do you propagate a crassula ?
The best time for propagating Crassula “Springtime’’ is the spring-summer. In general, this plants are propagated from the leaf or stem cuttings. They can be made from seeds and offsets as well.
Usually, each succulent leaf is capable of producing a new plant. That’s why it is easier to disperse Crassula by leaf cuttings.
The best way of propagating Crassula “Springtime’’ is using a single leaf. At least two leaves should be picked, for any leaf you attempt to reproduce will not expand.
1. First, you should select the leaves you want to plant.
You should be selected healthy leaves for propagation.
2. The selected healthy leaves should be removed gently from the plant by twisting from the stem.
3. Leaves extracted from the mother plant cause up to one week to be callous for several days.
4. Locate the leaves on top of a specific succulent surface in a pot and then after 24h humidify the soil.
The leaves will begin to form roots in approximately 10 days. To keep the cuttings from rotting, you can spray the cuttings with an atomizer and attempt not to water the cuttings too much. You can find a semi-shade area to keep them because then it absorbs only the required amount of sunlight.
The easiest way of having good sized Crassulas is to grow from stem cuttings. For plants with roots, this procedure is easiest and better. This method is more efficient at the beginning of its successful growth cycle if it is complete.
1. First, you should be select healthy stem
2. The selected healthy stem should be remove from the mother plant.
3. Cutting should be allow to callous for several days.
4. Cutting should be placed in a well-draining soil mix.
5. Sparingly water the soil so that it is just moist before the cutting takes hold.
6. After it has been plant, you should treat a fresh one as a mature plant
Since the parent plant has already done most of the labor for you, it’s very easy to propagate crassulas with offsets.
1. You should brush the topsoil away until the roots are apparent and gently pull them apart to divide the offsets.
2. Then, offsets should be let to dry out for several days
3. Finally, offsets should be planted in a well-drained soil mix.
Propagating Crassula by seed is a very slow process.
1. Seeds should be sow in the spring or summer.
Avoiding overt exposure to sunlight and the best temperature for seeds germination below 70 degrees Celsius. Seeds germination will be start after 1 to 3 weeks.
2. Seedlings can be transplant into separate containers whenever they have at least three leaves.
Crassula “Springtime’’ makes your home or home garden beautiful. It matches for all types of homes due to their nice look. In addition to that, Crassula “Springtime’’ is an easy plant to maintain. Finally, it retouches indoor air quality and increases humidity.