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Variegated Crassula

Crassula marginalis rubra 'Variegata'

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Variegated Crassula (Crassula marginalis rubra 'Variegata') at Glenwild Garden Center

Variegated Crassula foliage

Variegated Crassula foliage

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Height:  4 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Other Names:  Calico Kitten Crassula


A beautiful trailing variety with heart shaped foliage; shades of green succulent leaves with purple, pink and cream variegation stand out in indoor containers and hanging baskets; small white flowers occasionally bloom in the spring

Features & Attributes

Variegated Crassula's attractive succulent oval leaves emerge light green, turning green in color with showy pink variegation and tinges of fuchsia throughout the year on a plant with a trailing habit of growth.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Variegated Crassula can be expected to grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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Massing  Rock  Groundcover  Container  Basket 
Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
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