Crassula mesembryanthemoides Hybrid

Crassula mesembryanthemoides Hybrid Succulent Spotlight

If you love fuzzy succulents, our fuzzy hybrid Crassula mesembryanthemoides is going to blow your mind.  This gorgeous succulent is from South Africa.  It has a felt-like hair on it's leaves that gives the gray foliage an almost silver-blue hue.  The leaves come off the stem and grow long and pointed.

Blooming Crassula mesembryanthemoides hybrid

For our photoshoot, our 2 inch Crassula mesembryanthemoides hybrid decided to dress to the nines, and bloom their lovely red-to-pink flowers.  It bloomed in late Summer, but not all of them did this so I am not sure what we did exactly to encourage it.  But lucky us!  

Large mature Crassula mesembryanthemoides hybrid

Fun fact about the hairiness: It's not just for the fuzzy feels.  The hairs actually work to protect the plant from getting sunburnt or drying out.  They still prefer bright indoor light, morning sunlight and afternoon shade in the hot temperatures.  These can still can get sunburnt, so make sure to place them in an area that provides their ideal sunlight preferences.  

Crassula mesembryanthemoides hybrid blooming and mature

The difference between this young and mature fuzzy plant is the way it sprawls.  This slow grower will take it's time to sprawl but when it does it will be about 6-8 inches tall and about 8 inches wide max.   

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