Crassula perforata sp. kougaensis f. variegata

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Where it grows

This diminutive Crassula is native to the Kouga region of the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Special features

This subvariety of Crassula perforata has smaller, more compact leaves than the main species, which makes it an ideal small container succulent. These specific plants are variegated and sport an exceptional creamy-white colour with even patches of green chlorophyll visible. It produces small pink and white flowers in summer. They are commonly known as the variegated Kouga String of Buttons.

Care guide

This Crassula has very little chlorophyll and therefore require a bit more light than normal. We recommend 40-50% shade cloth at most. Plant in a soil mix that drains quickly. Water well in the cooler months, but make sure the soil does not stay wet for too long, as these plants are easily susceptible to root rot.

Growing season

Winter and spring.

Propagation

Cuttings.

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Product FAQS

In our experience, the best time to repot a succulent is in the beginning of the growing season.

A chlorophyll deficiency which results in a lack of green pigment.

A plant with thick, fleshy tissue, designed for storing water over long periods of time.

A mutation in the growth point which results in the plant growing sideways rather than upwards.

If it's only one or two bugs, try to remove them by hand. Alternatively, spray with a pesticide or water with a systemic pesticide. We recommend RoseCare3 or RoseCarePlus, as both these are a combination pesticide and fungicide, which means they prevent insect pests and treat fungal infections.

Succulents do like fertiliser. The general rule of thumb is to fertilise in the growing season. Succulents are quite sensitive, so in our experience halving the recommended dose of general plant fertilizers works well. If it is a fertilizer formulated specifically for succulents and cacti, use the full recommended dose.

Succulents like heavy watering in the growing season, but do need to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.

No, because they are made up of mostly water, they are prone to frostbite.

It is best not to do so. This could stress the plant or burn it. Slowly introduce them by giving them a little bit more exposure each day.

It depends on the amount of sun exposure the window receives. Some succulents will be happy, but the majority will not get enough sunlight to maintain the correct shape. Alternatively, if the window receives too much light, the plant will be burned, as the window will act like a magnifying glass.

- Christa M

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