Crassula congesta is a type of dwarf biennial succulent that can live for about a couple of years and shortly dies after the flowering season. The leaves are about 1.2 inches long and are tightly packed in X-shaped form around the single stem. Its inflorescence has a capitulum that contains sweet-smelling white tubular creamy flowers that can grow up to 0.4 inches long. These flowers flare around the opening.
Origin: South Africa
Plant Type: Succulent
Propagation:: This can be easily reproduced from cuttings. Take the cuttings during the summer or spring season for optimal results. Allow the cutting to dry out and callous for a few days. After that, plant this cutting in a small pot and in a damp and gritty soil. Place this cutting in a semi-lit area where the temperature is a bit warm.
Growth Habit: Rosette
Light: Partial to full sunlight.
Water: Water it at least once a week during the summer period. Gradually wean off the water from the plant as the winter season approaches to further decrease the risk of rotting.
Zone: 9 to 11
Temperature: This succulent prefers the warm climate more than the colder ones. Make sure to get the succulent indoors during the frost season to prevent moisture retention on the surface of the plant.
Fertilizer: Fertilize this succulent using an organic liquid variety during the growth season. Do this during the start of springtime until the summer season. This will help boost the defense system of the plant.
Tips: Use this plant as a great filler option in floral arrangements or succulent planters and terrariums.