Crassula 'Silver Springtime'
Crassula 'Silver Springtime'
Crassula 'Silver Springtime' is a sport of Crassula 'Springtime' with attractive, chubby, silvery frosted leaves. It is a slow-growing succulent with…
Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Crassula ‘Springtime’
Crassula ‘Springtime’ is a great succulent for container gardens. It can be added as filler, where it grows slowly upwards until the weight of the rosettes is too much for it, and it begins to trail. Then it adds perfect “spiller” to your arrangements.
Crassula ‘Springtime’ has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
Crassula ‘Springtime’ is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).
Pairs Well With
How to Propagate Crassula ‘Springtime’
Crassula ‘Springtime’ may be a slow grower, but you can easily propagate it from leaves and cuttings.
Propagating ‘Springtime’ from leaves is easy! Simply choose a firm, healthy leaf. Remove it from the main plant by gently twisting the leaf from the stem. Be sure not to leave any of the leaf on the stem (if you take a bit of the stem with the leaf, that’s fine, too!).
Allow the leaf to callous over for several days, and then lay on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried completely. After roots and a rosette have appeared, and the mother leaf has withered away, plant the new growth.
When taking a leaf for propagation, gently twist the leaf from the stem. Be sure that the leaf you get is a “clean pull,” where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will give you a better chance of a successful propagation.
Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.
Crassula 'Springtime' forms pagoda-like stems with alternating fuzzy, pointed, triangular emerald-green leaves. Flowers appear in profusion and are pale pink with deep-pink centers. Quite suitable as a ground cover in frost-free gardens or a hanging basket on a patio, as some of the leaves, which are thick, and dense flower clusters will begin to lean over the sides of the container.
Recommended pairings: Anacampseros telephiastrum ‘Variegata’, Crassula marginalis rubra ‘Calico Kitten’
Bloom time: Winter to spring
Size: Up to 6 inches tall and wide
Plant in porous soil with adequate drainage
Bright, filtered light with ample airflow
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b (25-30° F)
Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.
Drought-tolerant suitable for xeriscaping
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Where to Grow:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH requirements:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings
This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:
On Dec 26, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:
Got one of these as a small plant in a 3" pot and in 1 year's time has quadrupled in size and is looking perfect. growing in full sun and flowering wonderfully end of December, southern California. Great plant for pots or landscaping. Mealy bugs like it, and tend to attack around the primary flowering time (winter to early spring). However, this hybrid flowers, though less profusely, much of the year, or at least throughout much of winter, all spring, and most of the summer. I haven't seen a bloom in the fall yet.
On Nov 28, 2001, Crasulady2 from Valley Village, CA wrote:
The leaves are opposite, it really flowers about twice a year. the keel or bottom of the leaf is rough at the tip, which is pointed. The stem is stiff, but the plant will fall down due to the weight. It's need restarting at least every other year. Seldom has any diseases, hardy to 30F
Can be started by a leaf or take a cutting just below the leaf nodes don't water until you can feel that it is rooted down, by giving the plant a little tug. The leaves are no larger than a thumb nail, trim to train. Stop and enjoy the plant.
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