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Products > Crassula sarcocaulis 'Ken Aslet'
 
Crassula sarcocaulis 'Ken Aslet' - Ken Aslet Bonsai Crassula

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink & White
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Crassula sarcocaulis 'Ken Aslet' (Ken Aslet Bonsai Crassula) - A low fast growing and contorted selection of Crassula sarcocaulis, which itself is a small shrub from South Africa. Like the species this plant gets a fattened trunk with peeling bark, narrow green succulent leaves and terminal clusters of reddish pink flowers in late spring and early summer. Plant in full sun (except in hot inland desert climates) to light shade in well-drained soils and irrigate occasionally. The species is considered one of the hardiest of Crassula, tolerating temperatures down to 10 F (-12 C) and this cultivar should be about as hardy though we can only find references to it as hardy to 20 F. It grows well indoors it can also often be seen in a windowsill garden in even colder climates. The specific epithet means "fleshy stems". Ken Aslet (1909-1980) was Superintendent of the Rock Garden at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Wisley in the 1950's and 60's.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Crassula sarcocaulis 'Ken Aslet'.
 
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