Crassula "Baby's Necklace"
Crassula 'Klein Duimpje'
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.
Can be grown indoors if given enough light
Better to keep it near a window where it gets enough sunlight.
Full sun to partial shade
Grows in spring and summer
Non-toxic to humans and animals
Not cold hardy
Plant grows up to 12" (30.5 cm) tall
Propagation by division. offsets and leaf cuttings
Typical water needs for a succulent
Use regular succulent watering methods. Don't know? Learn how to water succulents easily.
Zone 9a (Minimum 20 °F | -6.7 °C)
Details about Crassula "Baby's Necklace" "Crassula 'Klein Duimpje'"
General 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.
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.
Where to Plant
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 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 watering 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 a well-draining soil.
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