CRASSULA TOM THUMB PERFORATA, or string of buttons
Crassula Tom Thumb is a cute miniature succulent that grow trailing branches, making them a great addition for hanging planters. It has tiny densely packed triangular leaves that can develop red edges with enough sun exposure.
It’s not frosting tolerant and needs protection in the winter to avoid scarring.
In spring, it produces tiny white flowers as cute as the mother plant.
Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade.
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the soil to prevent rot and fungal diseases. Reduce watering in the winter.
Well-Drained, Porous, Gritty. Optimal pH is around 6.0 (slightly acidic).
Average summer temperatures from 65ºF/18ºC to 70ºF/21ºC are ideal. In winter, it can survive temperatures as low as 50ºF/10ºC.
Feed once with a controlled-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season.
You can propagate Crassula Tom Thumb by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. The easiest way is to propagate from a single leaf: put the leaf in a succulent or cacti mix, then cover until it sprouts.
Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
how to care for your crassula tom thumb perforata
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage holes are recommended.
Bright, filtered light and ample airflow.
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch.
Never let your succulents sit in water.
Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area.
Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.