Crassula coccinea

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Crassula coccinea Thunb.

Crassulaceae

Life form: subshrub

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: follicle

49A / f87583 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Saxifraganae
Ordo:
Saxifragales
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Crassula coccinea is a succulent subshrub.

Contents

Naming

Crassula coccinea was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Crassula coccinea is a species in the genus Crassula which contains approximately 288 to 354 species and belongs to the family of the Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The subshrubs reach heights of 20 to 40 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Crassula coccinea is evergreen. The simple leaves are opposite. They are elliptic, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Crassula coccinea produces panicles of pink six-stellate flowers from July to August.

The subshrubs produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Crassula coccinea is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The subshrubs prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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