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Products > Crassula perforata
 
Crassula perforata - String of Buttons
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pale Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Crassula perforata (Necklace Vine) - This is a relatively fast growing "stacked" Crassula from South and Eastern Cape Province of South Africa north to Natal. It is a somewhat shrubby and sprawling plant to 18 inches tall with secondary branches rising nearly vertically bearing short broad ovate opposing leaves that are congested at the leaf tips and blooms with inconspicuous pale yellow flowers in spring. This form has leaf margins that often have reddish tinges and is quite showy. Plant in a well-drained soil in full coastal sun to light shade - needs some protection from midday heat in hot locales but the brighter light brings out the red tones and plants will flower more. Irrigate only occasionally to regularly. Hardy to around 20-25 F. This plant is called Necklace Vine because the leaves can be rotated around on the stem like beads on a string (this unfortunately to the detriment of the plant as this breaks the petiole, the leaf connection to the stem) or String of Buttons because the opposing pairs of lower cordate leaves appear threaded onto the stems and also Pagoda plant because of the regular arrangement of the leaves at the branch tip.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Crassula perforata.
 
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