In these pics: Jade necklace (Crassula marnieriana) and String of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
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.
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.
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.
The Crassula falcata are looking pretty cozy at the moment. They’re now 4,5 years old and are handling the cold very well.
My 4 year old Crassula falcata leaf cutting is now massive! I’m glad it started growing faster. It would have been half as big if its growth rate stayed as it was when I started the plant.
I repotted my 3,5 year old Crassula falcata props (all from a single leaf) today. The first pic was taken nearly 1 year ago. They’ve lived in the small orange terra-cotta pot for 2,5 years and I figured they needed some more room to grow big. Turns out the roots were fine in the small pot, though.
My Crassula Falcata is now 2,5 years old. This is both my oldest and most successful leaf propagation – 9 plants from one single leaf.
As you can see, this plant is incredibly slow growing. The first pic was taken 7 months after cutting the leaf from the mother plant. The second pic was taken 5 months later, when it was 1 year old.
The third was taken today.