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Crassula cordata

Scientific Name:

Crassula cordata

Common name:

Heart-leaved Crassula


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South Africa

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ABout the PLant

The Crassula cordata succulent is a unique and beautiful plant native to South Africa. It is a member of the Crassulaceae family, which includes over 350 species of succulents. This particular species is characterized by its small size, with mature plants typically reaching no more than 4 inches in height. Its shape is usually rounded or oval, with short stems and thick leaves that are arranged in an alternating pattern along the stem. The flowers of the Crassula cordata are small and white, appearing in clusters at the tips of the stems during spring and summer months. The leaves are also quite distinctive, being spoon-shaped with pointed tips and smooth edges. They range from light green to dark green in color depending on the amount of sunlight they receive. When it comes to care requirements, this succulent prefers bright indirect sunlight and well-draining soil that has been allowed to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot so it's important to be mindful when watering your plant. Additionally, fertilizing once every two weeks during spring and summer will help keep your plant healthy and happy! The Crassula cordata has been cultivated for centuries as an ornamental houseplant due to its attractive foliage and easy care requirements. Today it remains a popular choice among gardeners looking for a low maintenance yet eye-catching addition to their collection!
The Crassula cordata succulent is best suited to bright indirect light. This means that it should be placed in an area with plenty of natural light, but not direct sunlight. For optimal growth, the plant should receive a few hours of direct morning or evening sun, but no more than 4-6 hours per day. If the succulent receives too much direct sun, its leaves may become scorched and damaged. In lower light conditions, the plant will grow slower and its leaves may become less vibrant in color.
The Crassula cordata succulent is an easy-to-care-for plant that prefers well-draining soil with a slightly acidic pH. The ideal soil should be light and airy, containing equal parts of perlite, peat moss, and potting soil. To ensure proper drainage, it's important to add some coarse sand or gravel to the mix. Additionally, the soil should be kept moist but not wet for optimal growth.
The Crassula cordata succulent requires infrequent watering. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. This succulent enjoys bright light and warm temperatures, but can tolerate some shade and cooler temperatures as well.
The ideal humidity conditions for the Crassula cordata succulent is 40-50%. This level of humidity is best achieved by keeping the plant in a well-ventilated area, away from any direct sources of heat. It's also important to mist the plant regularly with water to keep it hydrated and healthy.