Succulent Crassula Tetragona: Drought Tolerant Plants for Dry Garden Landscapes or Easy Houseplants

 


Article by: Laura Zinkan

One of my favorite succulent plants , Mustard: The Greatest Among The Herbs is named Crassula tetragona. These drought , Creating a Balanced Garden Pond tolerant plants , Fences look a little like pine branches with the needles sticking out the sides, or a green , Spring is Around the Corner - How is Your Garden? bottle brush. They are often used in bonsai pots , A Quick Guide To Yard Bridges to look like pine trees. , Ten Considerations Before You Buy A Bird House In the ground, they grow , The Plant Philanthropist up to 4 feet tall. They will branch at the tips , A Quick Overview of Outdoor Hot Tubs and can be used as a low, informal hedge. , Water Lilies - Pruning and Trimming Their leaves, which look like fat pine needles are about an inch long. Their color , Our History with Blueberries - Reviving Their Home-Grown and Local Farm Status can vary from green , Gardening Using Trees and Shrubs with Scent in Mind to deep, bluish green. , You Can't Beat Perennials For Glorious Color All Season Long They can take full sun , Tips For a Long Lasting Amaryllis to light , Why Should You Own a Greenhouse? shade, love heat , Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies and are easy to root , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed and grow. , Tips For a Long Lasting Amaryllis

Like other Crassula, these grow , Ten Considerations Before You Buy A Bird House well in dry gardens , Creating a Balanced Pond with other succulent , The Basic Steps to Bamboo Gardening and cacti. As houseplants, , Earthworms in the Garden/Earthworm Facts give them up to 6 hours a day of sun. , Growing Tomatoes – A Hobby for Everyone They should also do well with bright, indirect light. , Rose Gardening These perennial plants , Concrete Mold Buying Tips are drought , Transplanting Deciduous Shrubs tolerant and only need water , Trends and Styles of Patio Furniture once a month or so. In summer , Mustard: The Greatest Among The Herbs they get wide, flat , The Basic Steps to Bamboo Gardening sprays of flowers , Do It Yourself Landscaping that make me think of Queen Anne's Lace. Blooms are produced on the tips , Colour in the Garden of their branches. Flower , Why Should You Own a Greenhouse? color can vary from white , Earthworms in the Garden/Earthworm Facts to yellow. Visit my website at www.theGardenPages.com to see photos. Crassula are hardy to 40 degrees. In my garden , Have Fun and be Creative - Get the Look for Less they have survived light , Teak Furniture - The Proper Way to Care For & Clean It dustings of frost. But all that water , Spring is Around the Corner - How is Your Garden? stored in their leaves and branches will freeze if they are exposed to cold , A Quick Overview of Outdoor Hot Tubs temperatures for very long.

Crassula are easily propagated by cuttings so you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a lot of plants. , Tips for Preparing a ing Bed These plants , Why Bonsai Beginners Love Baby Jade branch at the tips , Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies and can get a little top heavy. Trim the tops to create more succulents , Earthworms in the Garden/Earthworm Facts for your landscape. , Outdoor Wood Furniture – Check the Wood Species Before Purchasing If you plant , Choosing the Right Lawn Mower the cutting straight up, it will continue to grow , Lighting your Garden with Perennial Bulbs that way. If you place , 5 Easy Steps To A Successful Residential Landscaping Project. a cutting on its side, the cutting will develop roots , Perfume Your Garden and Home with Gardenias along the branch and form several plants. , Do It Yourself Landscaping In my yard, , Why Bonsai Beginners Love Baby Jade the dog sometimes knocks off a few branches here and there. Those branches take root , Choosing the Right Lawn Mower with no help from me, thank you. So, I'm slowly getting bigger groups of Crassula growing , How To Bring An Old Lawn Back to Life around the yard , Teak Furniture - The Proper Way to Care For & Clean It with no time or effort from me, cool deal.

Xeriscaping with drought , Daylilies - The Perfect Perennial tolerant cactus , Landscaping With Boulders - Do your Neighbors look at your Yard and say WOW and succulent plants , Do It Yourself Landscaping has become popular out here in the arid southwest. My crassula are growing , A Quick Guide To Yard Bridges in both full sun , Tips For a Long Lasting Amaryllis and shade, in heavy alkaline, clay soil. , Colour in the Garden They are poking up around my cactus , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed and their fluffy branches provide a nice contrast to the flat green , Gardening Using Trees and Shrubs with Scent in Mind cactus pads. They get watered once a month (if I remember ). They're pretty, carefree and always look green , Our History with Blueberries - Reviving Their Home-Grown and Local Farm Status when everything else has fried. If you think you have a brown thumb, this is the plant , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees for you!
Laura Zinkan tends a gardening , Outdoor Storage Sheds website at http://www.theGardenPages.com where you can read growing tips , s on Gardening and lore about succulents , Daylilies - The Perfect Perennial and native plants. , Choosing Healthy s for Your Garden Drop by to smell the flowers, , Growing Tomatoes – A Hobby for Everyone see lots of photos and even download garden , The Plant Philanthropist wallpapers. Laura is a busy mom with a small yard , Growing Tomatoes – A Hobby for Everyone in southern California so she expects a lot out of her plants. , The Philanthropist She also has a site called http://www.AngelCityArt.com where you can share her vision of Los Angeles and California with photos and essays. Copyright © 2005 by Laura Zinkan. Proper credit must be given with reprints of this article. All rights reserved under U.S. and international law.

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