Crassula moonglow is a common hybrid in the jade family. Fuzz covers the leaves of this plant, giving it an ivory luster. A spring and autumn grower known for its architectural columns of overlapping, angular leaves, its flowers leap from a showy inflorescence in late summer or late winter / spring.
As a cultivar it's origin is the nursery, but the Crassula hails from a wide range of succulents commonly found on gravelly South African slopes.
Crassula moonglow prefer direct sun with partial shade during the harshest afternoon hours. It will not tolerate full shade. They thrive in late afternoon sun. If possible give them a spot in a sill with southern or western exposure. A sheer curtain during peak hours could protect the plant from getting leaf burn.
In the summer months water only when the soil has dried out completely. Always err on the side of under-watering. They are built to withstand drought, and overwatering is one of the quickest ways to kill by root rot. Water less in the winter months and only when there is a stretch of sunshine in the forecast. If dehydrated, leaves tend to curl inwards like a ball.
Over watering is the number one killer of the moonglow. If you the crassula looks good and you're not sure if you should water, just don't! Wait a few more days. And avoid watering in the cold winter months if your windowsill gets cold and doesn't see much sun. Fertilize: The Crassula moonglow do not require fertilizer though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil. Apply a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer monthly, diluted at half strength.
Approx. 4-6" tall and 2" at the widest point. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.
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