Monday, March 8, 2010

Crassula 'Tom Thumb'

I haven't posted much about Crassulas, so I'll start a brief series with a few of the plants we have in our menagerie of succulent plants.

So first up is Crassula 'Tom Thumb'. It's a small growing plant, so it's ideal for a windowsill growing area. We've had these plants for forty years or so, even if they do sometimes get lost in the mix of other, more rare plants. But the fact that they're still around and, in spite of some neglect, looking pretty good, is testimony to the easy culture of these plants. Plus...they bloom in the Winter and have bunches of small fragrant flowers. It likes semi-shade, but gets some red on the edges of the leaves in bright light.

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