20 - 25cm Crassula Hottentot Succulent House Plant Hanging 14cm Pot

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20 - 25cm Crassula Hottentot Succulent House Plant Hanging 14cm Pot

20 - 25cm Crassula Hottentot Succulent House Plant Hanging 14cm Pot


20 - 25cm Crassula Hottentot Succulent House Plant Hanging 14cm Pot


Crassula 'Hottentot' is an intriguing succulent, part of the diverse Crassula family. It's known for its unique, trailing growth habit and ornamental appeal, making it a popular choice for hanging baskets and as a houseplant. Its cascading stems bear densely packed leaves that can create a visually striking display.

Description: Crassula 'Hottentot' has small, fleshy, green leaves that are triangular in shape and grow along sprawling, vine-like stems. These leaves can develop a reddish tint when exposed to full sun, adding to the plant's beauty. The plant also produces small, star-shaped pink or white flowers in clusters during late winter to early spring, which add an extra layer of interest.

Care Guide:

  1. Light: This succulent prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially in the morning or late afternoon, but too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. A spot near a south-facing window with some light shade is ideal.

  2. Watering: Water the Crassula 'Hottentot' sparingly. The plant prefers dry conditions and is drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to completely dry out between waterings. In winter, reduce watering further to prevent root rot.

  3. Temperature and Humidity: It does well in typical indoor temperatures, ranging from about 18°C to 24°C. It doesn't require high humidity and can tolerate the drier air found in many homes during the winter months.

  4. Soil: A well-draining cactus or succulent mix is crucial to prevent water retention around the roots. You can enhance drainage by adding sand or perlite to regular potting soil.

  5. Feeding: Fertilize sparingly, using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Feed only during the growing season (spring and summer) and avoid fertilizing in the winter.

  6. Repotting: Repot every two to three years or when the plant outgrows its pot. Repotting is best done in the spring, which gives the plant a fresh substrate and more room to grow.

  7. Pruning: Pruning is not generally necessary but can be done to maintain its shape and encourage fuller growth. Trimming back the longest stems in early spring can help achieve this.

  8. Propagation: This plant is easily propagated from stem cuttings or leaf cuttings. Simply take a cutting, let it dry for a day or two to form a callus, and then plant it in well-draining soil. Water lightly until roots develop.

Crassula 'Hottentot' is an excellent choice for those new to succulents due to its easy care and dramatic appearance. Its trailing growth makes it especially suitable for hanging baskets where its stems and leaves can cascade beautifully over the sides.

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