Tag: crassula

Crassula marnieriana flowers

My Crassula marnieriana just stared to flower! These flowers are apparently very long lasting, but they take a while to open, too. The first tiny flower opened two weeks ago and even now, only half of them have opened.

I found this hungry fly eating flower nectar. It was too busy to notice me taking a picture of it. I didn’t know flies pollinated these kinds of flowers, but it’s more than welcome on my balcony.

Edit: On closer inspection, apparently C. marnieriana flowers smell like fart. Maybe that’s what attracted the fly.

Update on my 4 year old Crassula falcata

Another update on my Crassula falcata before winter sets in. This one just keeps growing! Even though the pot looks way too small, it’s actually the perfect size for these guys. Last time I repotted them, I saw the smallest root system ever, compared to other succulents at the same size.
These Crassula are no longer as compact as they used to be, even though they get as much sun as possible on my south facing balcony. I guess this is what happens to fully grown plants no matter how you treat them.

Another round of plant hunting

It’s tough to live next to a huge nursery without having a weekly “look” at their awesome plants. This time I brought two hanging plants home with me to fill up my indoor window shelves. I found this Crassula rupestris subsp. marnieriana (Jade Necklace) in perfect condition. I’ve seen this plant many times in different grocery stores and garden centers, but they were all seriously etiolated. This one is nice and compact.

The second one is a tiny Peperomia Prostrata (String of Turtles). The small, round leaves look like turtle shells. It was sold in a 5 cm pot, so I’ll probably have to upgrade it when it starts to look sad.

Crassula falcata (propeller plant)

This plant has become absolutely massive. Just wanted to post a size comparison with my hands to properly show the size. The sun has been a bit harsh on the leaves and some areas are slightly burned, but it’s doing very well.

I keep sending photos of this one to my grandma, who gave me one leaf from her own Crassula falcata to propagate and grow my own plant from. This was 4,5 years ago. She does not remember giving me the leaf, though, but she’s still proud and a bit jealous of my green thumbs.

Crassula falcata props going wild

It’s been 5 months since my last update on the Crassula falcata leaf propagation (again, all of these plants are siblings, propagated from one single leaf) from my grandmother’s plant. The first picture is from 5 months ago and the second pic was taken today. They really took off after the world’s hottest summer and they never sulked even once this winter. I’m a very proud plant mama.

They are now 4,5 years old.