Crassula Tenelli (Crassula mesembryanthemoides) is a succulent species characterized by its green, elongated, teardrop-shaped leaves. Each of its leaves is covered by a fine down, which the plant developed to protect it from the sun. Learn all about how to care Crassula Tenelli in this article.
It is excellent as a filler in arrangements with succulents, due to its elegant and elongated shape. It also looks beautiful in hanging pots and rock gardens.
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Characteristics of Crassula Tenelli
- For growing in full sun and partial shade.
- Requires watering typically of other succulent plants.
- Can grow up to 12” (30 cm) in height.
- Not resistant to cold.
- Non-toxic to animals and humans.
- It can be propagated by cuttings and seeds.
With this information, you already have an idea of how to take care of the Crassula Tenelli, but now we will give you more details for correct care.
How to Care Crassula Tenelli
Crassula Tenelli is an ideal succulent for decorating arrangements in pots, planters, hanging pots, or rock gardens.
Being a small plant, and because of its peculiar shape, it can add a fantastic touch to all your projects.
Crassula Tenelli is easy to care for. It does very well on its own, so it won’t require much of your attention.
This plant has the typical watering needs of most succulent plants. Well-drained soil is important for its healthy growth and preservation.
It should be watered only when the soil where it is planted is completely dry. For a correct care of Crassula Tenelli you should use this watering can (Order it here).
Crassula Tenelli does very well indoors if it receives adequate sunlight. Place it in a location where it gets at least 6 hours of sunlight during the day, such as near a window that lets in sunlight.
It is not cold hardy, so if you live in a cold area or winter season, do not plant it directly in the ground. It is better to do it in a pot that you can easily move indoors.
For proper care of Crassula Tenelli it is advisable to use soil that has fast water drainage and very good aeration (Order it here).
It grows well in commercial soils for succulent plants with an extra addition of coarse sand or other material that improves drainage. Compact soils that tend to become waterlogged will easily rot the root system.
How to Propagate Crassula Tenelli by Cuttings
You only need to choose a healthy stem from the seedling. Remove the stem carefully, using scissors or a sterile cutting tool.
Leave the stem in a reserved place for a couple of days. When you see that it begins to shrivel and has dried properly, proceed to plant in well-drained soil.
Water the soil again only when it has dried completely.
As an additional help, you should use a rooting hormone (Order it here).
How to Propagate Crassula Tenelli by Seeds
Propagation by seeds is quite simple. Just plant the seeds in the right soil. Well-drained soil will be the key to the success of effective propagation of this succulent species.
If you live in a tropical climate, you can sow the seeds outdoors. If, on the other hand, you live in a colder climate, you should grow the seeds in a protected place, using artificial light until they sprout. When the sprouts are strong, you can plant outdoors.