Crassula expansa subsp. expansa

Crassula expansa ssp. expansa
Crassula expansa ssp. expansa
Crassula expansa ssp. expansa

Common names: fragile crassula (English). 
Botanical name: Crassula expansa ssp. expansa

Crassula expansa, known as the fragile crassula, is a small succulent plant with green, red, or pinkish-green leaves and white, cup-shaped flowers. It is best grown as a pot plant in dappled shade but can also be used as a groundcover on embankments. The plant is fast-growing and can be short-lived under hot and dry conditions, but it can re-emerge from seed after rain. It is easily cultivated by cuttings and can be used as a filler or ground cover in gardens and containers. It is also useful as an indicator of when to water succulents, as many forms will turn pink or reddish when they become dry, indicating when to water the bigger succulents.

Uses & Benefits: indoor, pot plant

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Family: Crassulaceae
Type: ground cover, succulent
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