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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.  The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Crassula sarcocaulis 'Ann's Form'.
 
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