Crassula 'Klein Duimpje'
Crassula "Baby's Necklace"
Crassula "Baby's Necklace" is a beautiful and ornamental succulent plant that grows to a height of about 30 cm. Its leaves are small, rounded, fleshy, and puffy, having multicolored grayish-green with rose-red edges just like string beads on a baby’s necklace. The leaves stack tightly on thin stems. While stems nearly invisible in them.
At the top of these beautiful leaves, it produces small white color flowers in late spring to early summer.
Details about Crassula "Baby's Necklace" "Crassula 'Klein Duimpje'"
How to Care for Crassula “Baby's Necklace”
The whole Crassula genus is easy to care for. But it suffers from mealybugs and fungal diseases. So whenever you cut any section, treat it with fungicide.
Crassula Baby's Necklace plant is a hybrid of Crassula "Perforata" and Crassula "Rupestris ssp. marnieriana". It is a light-loving plant. So place it where it gets enough sunlight.
Where should you plant it?
If you live in a colder environment, where temperature can go below 20 °F (-6.7 °C), You should plant Crassula "Baby's Necklace" in a container. Because it is not cold hardy and you'll be able to bring it inside in winter. Also, don't forget to use Best DIY Succulent Soil for the container.
This succulent needs more sunlight. So plant where it gets about 5-6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
How and when to water baby's necklace plant?
Crassula Baby's Necklace does not require any special watering schedule. You can use the same succulents watering method just like for other succulents plants. It is best to water when the soil is completely dry. Otherwise, its roots may rot in wet soil.
How to Propagate Crassula "Baby's Necklace"
Crassula “Baby's Necklace” can be propagated by division, offsets, and leaf cuttings. Propagating by offsets and leaf cuttings might be perfect for beginners, as it is easier.
Propagate by Division
To propagate Crassula “Baby's Necklace” by division, simply dig up the plant and divide it gently into separate parts. Re-pot the parts in well-draining soil.
Remember to give water when the soil is completely dry. Check out the last section for watering babies in how often to water succulents guide.
Propagate by Offsets
Crassula “Baby's Necklace” produces small offsets around its base. Simply pull these offsets and plant them in well-draining soil.
Remember to give water when the soil is completely dry. I have mentioned that at the last in watering succulents guide.
Propagate by Leaf cuttings
When cutting a leaf for propagation, try to gently cut as a whole. I.e. no part of the leaf should be left on the stem. This will increase your chances of successful propagation.
After collecting leaves, callous over for a day or two. Then place the leaves on well-draining soil.
Where to Buy?
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Crassula Baby's Necklace Video
Watch the overview of the crassula baby's necklace succulent by Peggy from Peggy's Plants.
Image Credit: Crassulaceae.ch
Facts & Features
12 inches Tall
This plant grows up to 12" (30.5 cm) tall
3 Propagation Types
Propagation can be done by division, offsets, and leaf cuttings.
Grows in spring and summer
Need more care during these times.
Indoors Lit Area
Better to keep it near a window where it gets enough sunlight. OR, keep it outdoors.
It's safe for humans and pets.
Use regular succulent watering methods. Learn how to water succulents easily.
Not Cold Hardy
Protect from very low temperatures.
Partially Shady Sunlight
You can keep it in full sun but protect it during the afternoon.
In this zone, the temperature can drop up to 20° F ( -6.7° C )