Crassula Umbella is a beautiful succulent plant that grows to a height of about 15 cm. Its leaves are thin, which makes an umbrella-like structure. Its leaves have a margin with rounded scallops, a smooth surface, and a yellowish-green color.
At the top of these beautiful umbrella-like leaves structure, it produces yellowish-green flowers as well.
Details about Crassula Umbella "Crassula Weissii, Flabellifolia, Loriformis"
How to Care for Crassula Umbella
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.
Where should you plant Crassula Umbella?
If you live in a colder environment, where temperature can go below 25 °F (-3.9 °C), You should plant Crassula Umbella in a container. Because it is not cold hardy, so you'll be able to bring it inside in winter. Also, don't forget to use DIY Succulent Soil for the container, or buy it pre-mixed from the market.
This succulent needs more sunlight. So plant where it gets about 5-6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
Watering Crassula Umbella Succulent
Crassula Umbella does not require any special watering schedule. You can use the same succulents watering method just like for others. I.e. it is best to water when the soil is completely dry. Otherwise, its roots may rot in wet soil.
How to Propagate Crassula 'Umbella'
Crassula 'Umbella' 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 'Umbella' by division, simply dig up the plant and divide it gently into separate parts. Repot 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 the watering succulents guide.
Propagate by Offsets
Crassula 'Umbella' produces small offsets around its base. Simply pull these offsets and plant them in well-draining soil.
Only give water when the soil is completely dry.
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. Better to place the cut section, a little bit in the soil.
Where to Buy?
- It's rare but I've found one on Amazon.
Pairs Well With
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Facts & Features
3 Propagation Types
Propagation can be done by division, offsets, and leaf cuttings.
6 inches Tall
This plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall
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 25° F ( -3.9° C )