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Crassula time

Post by Tina » Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:06 pm

Here's a few quick snaps of Crassula Celia & Crassula Tecta, sorry they were a bit rushed I went out to check all the heaters were working and thought they were looking good but too cold to drag them indoors for the background & camera.
What other nice crassula do people grow ?, these are a reasonable age as they aren't the fastest growing plants.
Crassula Celia
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Re: Crassula time

Post by edds » Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:22 pm

I've been admiring some of mine too today.

This 'Buddha's Temple' was one large, single stemmed plant when I got it so it was chopped into 3. I keep the top (to the left) and bottom and gave the middle bit to my friend after it had rooted.
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Crassula 'Buddha's Temple'
I think they actually looked much better from the side but that will have to wait until tomorrow for a photo.

The 'Estagnol' probably looks better from above so you can see the spiral pattern.
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C.pyramidalis and C.'Estagnol'
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Re: Crassula time

Post by Mike P » Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:23 pm

Here’s three more of mine. Ditto apologies for not moving them into clear space to photograph. The rest were too far into the collection to access without clearing the paths of overwintering plants.
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Re: Crassula time

Post by MatDz » Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:54 pm

As it happens, I took a couple of photos of my C. fragarioides for my mum today. Its size is laughable compared to what is already posted in this thread, but we've all been young once!

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Re: Crassula time

Post by MikeDom » Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:12 pm

Tina wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:06 pm
... I went out to check all the heaters were working...
No need to do that anymore. I installed these monitors that work on old technology - radio waves - but easily go through several layers of glass and hedges at over 100 feet and monitor all 3 greenhouses. Accurate to 1 Deg C as well. I think you can get them with minimum temperature alarms as well.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inkbird-Hygrom ... hen&sr=1-1
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Re: Crassula time

Post by Tina » Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:18 pm

Thansk for the link Mike, I will have a look at them.

Shhhh its a good excuse to go out & see my babies :lol:
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Re: Crassula time

Post by HaoBao » Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:36 pm

Here are some of my struggling crassula.

I recently heard that they like cooler temperatures in the winter so my lights and central heating hasn’t been the most suitable conditions for them. I regrettably lost quite a few of the thinner leaved varieties already so now some of them get a bit more water and cooler spot by the window
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Re: Crassula time

Post by HaoBao » Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:40 pm

Forgot this one
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Re: Crassula time

Post by edds » Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:49 pm

They don't all seem to be struggling. Must admit my 'Estagnol' looks similar to yours from the side (I just took mine from the top down to show off its best side!). Hopefully the windowsill treatment will do them the world of good. (tu)
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Re: Crassula time

Post by HaoBao » Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:04 pm

Thank you Ed, some of the thicker leaved ones are doing better. it was the Buddha’s Temple, Ivory Tower, Pyramidalis, Morgan’s Beauty etc.. that I lost, some of my favourites too.

I lost a Rogersii too and replaced it with this one. I think the previous one had a fungal/virus problem but this one seems better.

Does anyone know why the photos rotate when I post? It happens seemingly randomly.
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