Crassula Perforata 'Variegata’ is the variegated form of ‘Giant String of Buttons.’ This plant is known for its tight upright vertical form and unique leaf shape. This crassula has round leaves that wrap 360 degrees around the stem of the plant in a stacked formation. The fleshy minty green leaves are striped with yellow and grow along thin stems. Use this plant as a background plant in terrariums and succulent planter designs to add height and texture.
Scientific Name: Crassula Perforata ‘Variegata’
Origin: South Africa
Plant Type: Succulent
Size: up to 18” long
Propagation: Propagate this succulent by taking a cutting from one of the stems about 1” or more in length. Allow the cutting stem to dry and callous over where the plant was clipped for a few days, and then place the cutting into moist soil. Avoid watering and keep out of direct sunlight until the plant has rooted (about 2-3 weeks).
Growth Habit: Shrubbing
Light: Full Sun
Water: Let your succulent dry completely between watering cycles and always avoid any standing water near the plant. Pot your succulent in soil with excellent drainage. Try a succulent and cactus soil mix.
Zone: 9 to 11
Temperature: This plant does best in warm temperatures. During cold winter months, bring your plant indoors near a bright sunny window, and keep away from frost.
Fertilizer: Fertilize your succulents in the spring and summer months bi weekly with succulent fertilizer.
Tips: Use fertilizer to bolster your plants natural defenses against pests!