Crassula sarcocaulis is a small tree-forming shrub that grows up to 2′ tall and 2′ wide, with a fat gnarly trunk and branches, covered with attractive peeling bark.
Known in the trade as the Bonsai Jade, Crassula sarcocaulis is very easy to shape and prune. Crassula sarcocaulis is a a low-care succulent bonsai tree plant, and a standout in small succulent specimen gardens, or for rock, cactus and succulent gardens in cooler climates.
Bonsai Jade has bare stems and narrow green succulent leaves about ¾” long which are elliptical, but flatten on the top. In the summer, Crassula sarcocaulis puts on quite a show with pinkish-red flower clusters held at the terminal ends of the branches.
Crassula sarcocaulis is very unique amongst the crassulas in that it can tolerate relatively low temperatures.
Names and Synonyms: Crassula sarcocaulis
Common Names: Bonsai crassula
Origin: Native to the eastern Cape Province to northern Transvaal in South Africa
Size Label: 1 Gallon
Cold Tolerance: 10 to 15°F, -12.2 to -8.4°C
Heat Tolerance: Very high heat tolerance
Light Requirement: Full sun to shade in sunny inland desert climates
Water needs: Very drought tolerant
Maintenance: None, unless pruning and shaping is desired.
Uses: This is a nice succulent for small succulent specimen gardens, or for rock, cactus and succulent gardens in cooler climates. With its attractive branching, peeling bark and bare lower stems, it resembles a small tree, making it an easy care succulent bonsai plant.
Propagation: This plant can be propagated from seed or cuttings.
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