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Crassula tetragona

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Crassula tetragona Miniature Pine Tree, Succulent,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Succulents & Cacti Dense, Shrub Like, Upright

Attractive shrubby succulent with dense needle-like green leaves giving the appearance of a miniature pine tree. Clusters of tiny creamy-white flowers appear at the end of branches during Spring and Summer. Great for containers and rockeries. Grows approx. 30-90cm tall x 30-60cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Indoor Plant, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Careful not to overwater. Water thoroughly and then let the plant dry out between waterings. When the lower leaves become soft and wrinkled, water well. Keep at eye out for Mealy bugs in the roots of the plant. Crassula plants can be a top heavy plant, make sure you chose a heavy, large pot that won't topple. Prune to shape. Suited to well draining soil. You can get a cactus and succulent specific potting mix. Suited to a gravel mulch.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Crassulaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate