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Care of the plant Crassula Coralita or Coralita.

Care of the succulent plant Crassula Coralita or Coralita

The genus Crassula, family Crassulaceae, includes more than 600 species of succulent plants originating, mostly, from South Africa. Some species are: Crassula Coralita, Crassula picturataCrassula radicansCrassula artaCrassula ovata, Crassula tetragona, Crassula perforata, Crassula muscosa, Crassula multicava, Crassula marnierana, Crassula falcataCrassula capitella, Crassula Buddha's Temple (cultivar), Crassula arborescens, Crassula lactea, Crassula corymbulosa.

Common name: Coralita. It is a hybrid between Crassula suzannae and Crassula falcata.

They are small, slow-growing succulents that reach 15 cm (5.9") in height but spread laterally. The fleshy gray-green leaves appear overlapping. Reddish flower stalks appear above the leaves and end in clusters of pink flowers. They bloom in spring.

Due to their small size they are used in pots for balconies, terraces and patios and as an indoor plant next to a window.

Crassula Coralita needs semi-shade exposure, receiving direct sun in the early morning or late afternoon. The temperature should not be lower than 7 ºC (44.6 ºF).

The soil can be a commercial substrate for cacti and succulents. The transplant is done in early spring if the pot is too small.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry completely. In winter water very little. It is important not to wet the leaves.

Fertilize once a month in spring with mineral fertilizer for cacti and succulents.

Prune wilted flower stems.

They are quite resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases but very sensitive to excess watering.

They are easily propagated by stem or leaf cuttings.

Images of the succulent plant Crassula Coralita or Coralita

Crassula Coralita
Crassula Coralita
Crassula Coralita
Crassula Coralita