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Crassula sarcocaulis

Crassula sarcocaulis

Consumer Information

Narrative Description:

This honey-scented sub-shrub originating in South Africa has crimson buds and pink flowers on a succulent foliage.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers full sun, or partial shade with free-draining soil or compost.

Possible Situation:

Suitable for bed edges, borders, rock gardens and containers with Sedums, Antennaria and prostrate Helianthemums.

Accreditations /
Awards:

RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

Resilience:

Hardy

Habit:

Mound Forming

Height x Spread / Trail:

25 x 30 cm

Features:

Scented

Typical Season:

Summer

Flower Colour:

pink

Foliage Colour:

green

Flowering Time:

July - September

Planting Recommendations:

Container

Rockery

Prefers:

Full Sun

Part Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

A hardy plant which should survive normal winter conditions outside, especially if protected from the hardest frosts.

Plant Care:

Cut back in July if required.

Cultural Information

Family:

CRASSULACEAE

Genus:

Crassula

Species:

sarcocaulis

Category:

Alpines

Recommended Pot Sizes:

9cm

11cm

1Ltr

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

0 weeks over Winter

12 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Well drained - keep dry

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires infrequent feeding (Low EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Medium crop 8 - 15C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

September - April

Recommended Sales Window:

February - July

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:25/1835/18
Qty:1817

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Common Diseases:

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.