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Crassula orbicularis
Scientific Name: Crassula orbicularis L.
Synonym: Crassula rosularis, Purgosea orbicularis
Family: Crassulaceae
Crassula  orbicularis
Crassula orbicularis at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-28
USDA: 9b-12

Heat Tolerance: Cannot take direct sun in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: South Africa (Cape province, KwaZulu-Natal), Swaziland

Growth Habits: Clumping succulent rosettes, up to 6 inches in diameter (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer in Phoenix, fairly drought tolerant elsewhere

Propagation: Forms new rosettes by runners

Very variable species.

As Crassula rosularis at Holly Gate Nursery

Cultural Practices:
Crassulas are sensitive to mealybugs.

Blooming Habits:
Reddish flower

Fruiting Habits:

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