string of buttons

String of Buttons (Crassula perforata ‘Variegata’) (Thunberg): One of the best-loved stacked Crassula species with alternating, triangular leaves of pale green and cream variegation. It is native to South Africa where it grows among rocks and in the crevices of cliffsides and blooms from midsummer to fall. When grown in full sun, the edges can take on a rosy pink hue. It branches freely, growing up to 10.0″ tall in cultivation for a nice spilling effect in arrangements. Alternatively, it is easy to keep compact by pruning and replanting.

Soft succulents will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. They need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.

This variety is easy to re-root from stem cuttings.

COLOR – PRIMARY
Green / Lime
COLOR – SECONDARY
White
BLOOM COLORWhite Bloom
COLD HARDINESS
Zone 9 (20F)
RECOMMENDED LIGHT CONDITIONS
Filtered / Partial Sun, Bright Indoor Light
MAXIMUM HEIGHT
9″-12″
GROWTH HABIT / SHAPE
Vertical grower / tall stem
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC
Variegated

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