Crassula tomentosa var. glabrifolia
In the wild these little plants grow in rock crevices and under over-hangings. Each clam shaped emerald colored leaf is covered in a soft white fuzzy texture. Leaves come to a gentle point. The rosettes are shaped more flat and wide than round. Origin is south-western Namibia and the Cape.
This plant is monocarpic, which means that any head that flowers dies after. However they do tend to grow lots of new heads after flowering. The new growth often happens on the flower stem, so don’t cut them off even when they look dead. They don’t flower every year, I’m not sure what triggers it.
2″ pot – tiny
Use a very well draining soil mix. Store bought cactus and succulent mix often retains too much water. You can add gritty materials like pumice, lava rock, or perlite to loosen it up and improve drainage. Your mix should be at least half gritty ingredients. Use a pot with drain holes so the soil can dry out.
Soak your plants thoroughly, then let them dry out completely before watering again. Frequency will depend on your climate. Check for dryness by sticking your finger into the top of the soil, or looking into the drain holes at the bottom of the pot.
Bare Root Shipping
Most of our plants ship bare root to save on shipping cost. This means the plant will not include a pot or soil. Some plants are shipped in the pot to avoid damage.