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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Crassula sarcocaulis 'Ken Aslet'.