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Products > Crassula sarcocaulis 'Ann's Form'
Crassula sarcocaulis 'Ann's Form' - Ann's Bonsai Crassula

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
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Crassula sarcocaulis 'Ann's Form' (Ann's Bonsai Crassula) - A low growing shrub that grows 1 to 2 feet tall with a fat gnarly trunk and stems with peeling bark bearing fairly narrow lanceolate mid green succulent leaves and attractive terminal flower clusters in summer. The flowers start as small pink flower buds that open to show off bell-shaped pale-pink flowers which, for some people, may smell of black currant jelly, while to others the scent is more reminiscent to old gym socks. Plant in full sun (except in hot inland desert climates) to light shade in well-drained soils and irrigate occasionally. This plant we call 'Ann's Form' has broader leaves that are a lighter green color than the typical form of the species, which we also grow and list as < href="" target="_blank"> Crassula sarcocaulis. It is a small shrub from South Africa that has very narrow gray-green leaves and is considered one of the hardiest of the Crassula, tolerating temperatures down to 10 F (-12 C) so it has long been cultivated throughout the temperate regions of the world and since it also grows well indoors, it is often seen as a windowsill garden in even colder climates. The specific epithet means "fleshy stems". This select plant came to us from Aloe breeder John Bleck who got it from bonsai specialist Ann Herb and so we have longed called it by this name that honors her. 

This information about Crassula sarcocaulis 'Ann's Form' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.