Do you like succulent plants hanging on the wall as your indoor potted plant?
Crassula Muscosa “Watch Chain” is one of the succulents that are suitable for wall hanging succulent.
The slender branching stems are slightly woody, suffruticosa, 10-60 cm long spreading or flexuous or decumbent, and densely covered by small, scale-like, neatly overlapping, leaves arranged in 4 rows made this succulent look different from others.
Crassula Muscosa “Watch Chain” gets its name from the Latin word muscosus, meaning “mossy”.
This name is referring to the outlook of this succulent. It is also known as Crassula Iycopodioides.
The Crassula Muscosa plant is known by several common names:
- · Crassula Princess Pine
- · Zipper Plant
- · Rattail Crassula
- · Lizard’s tail succulent
- · Clubmoss Crassula
Crassula Muscosa is present in Southern Africa and southern Namibia.
It is widely distributed throughout semi-arid and arid karoo areas and grows preferably in rocky habitats, but can still be found on plains.
During spring or summer, you can find that green-yellow flowers appear along the stem with the leaves.
This kind of flowering may also occur in other seasons after rains.
But if you plant it indoors, it is unlikely to bloom. The flower carries a strong musky scent that can be unpleasant to some people.
According to ASPCA, Crassula Muscosa is a non-toxic plant for cat.
But parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around
children and pets.
Crassula Muscosa “Watch Chian” care
I like watching succulent flowers in full bloom.
If your cold-resistant area of USDA is between 9 A and 10 B, you can plant Crassula Muscosa outdoors.
The average minimum temperature in winter is above 200 degrees Fahrenheit (-6.7 degrees Celsius).
If the lowest temperature in winter in your living area is lower than this temperature, you are unlikely to see them blossom, because you need to plant them in a container.
Since Crassula Muscosa is not cold hardy.
When the temperature is below 200 degrees Fahrenheit (-6.7 degrees Celsius), you should take them indoors.
Check out “How to Care for Succulents in the Winter” to see more tips on taking care of your success during the cold season.
This cutie succulent love full to partial sun.
Plant them in your garden, to provide them with sunshine for at least 6 hours every day.
For indoor, keep in mind that located them near the window can provide full sunlight for them.
Take note that this plant will be out of control if plant outdoors in summer ray.
Plenty of sunshine will make your cutie succulent sunburn.
Like other succulents, Crassula Muscosa has a typical watering need for a succulent.
Watering is the most important lesson for beginners.Unlike other plants, succulent plants do not need much water.
Just watering them when the soil is completely dry out.
This mimics the water availability in the natural habitat – occasional heavy downpours.
The plant is adapted to this, so it will keep beaming with life.
For those who plant this cutie succulent outdoors, you need to increase the watering frequency.
The heat will cause the soil to dry out easily during that summer season.
Crassula Muscosa can grow well in rocky quartz fields. This kind of soil can store water only for a short time.
For planting this succulent, you must choose the soil that is in line with their natural habitat.
Cactus/succulent mixture soil is their ideal soil.
If you use regular potting soil, you need to enhance the drainage of the soil by adding some sand and perlite.
With well-drained soil, their root can’t grow in wet soil for a long time.
If you use the potting soil for your cutie succulent, it will lead the root rot.
Most of the succulent parents suggested feeding them once a week using a weak liquid solution.
According to my experience, how often you feed your succulent depends on the type of fertilizer you use.
Liquid solutions are used more frequently than other solutions.
Mine is not a liquid solution, so I feed them once a month.
Crassula Muscosa is summer dormant and they should be fed monthly during the summer with a controlled-release fertilizer.
Crassula Muscosa can be easily propagated from the cuttings. Here are 4 simple step by step guides for propagation.
Step 1: Cut off the stem with a sterile and sharp knife or garden shears.
Step 2: Remove the stem with leaves from the main plant.
Step 3: Place the cuttings in a shaded location and allow them to callous for several days.
Step 4: Plant the cutting in the well-draining soil mix with a hole drain pot. Water the plant when the soil is completely dry out.
Step 5: Place this new baby in a warm temperature and bright light home.
The cutting will root and grow rapidly when the environment maintains a stable temperature of 68 to 70 f (20 to 21 c) with adequate humidity and bright light.
When this succulent plant is planted in your garden, 3 common problems need to be paid attention to.
Pests and scale insects are the major pests of this succulent plant.
Watch out for them.
If you notice them for the first time, separate infected plants from the other plants.
Apply Neem Oil insecticide to keep insects away.
Crassula Muscosa does not need too much water as other succulents.
Excessive watering will cause root rot, which could develop into a fungal infection.
When you notice the symptoms of over-watering, stop watering them.
You might want to change the soil.
You’ll notice that when the light is too strong in summer, your succulents’ leaves turn brown.
Once you notice the symptoms of excessive exposure to the sun, move them to the shade.
If not taking action at this stage, the succulent will develop permanent brow patches and may kill.
Get rid of sunburned leaves, keep the green leaves, and let photosynthesis take place during the day.
If you can’t move your succulent, the best trick is rigging up a shade cloth.
Their density ranges from 5% to 95%.
Your succulent plants need light-shielding cloth, which can block 35% to 70% of the sunlight in the summer.
Don’t treat color for density. Dark color does not guarantee better coverage, so please read the product before purchasing shade cloth.
Do you need a hanging succulent in your house? Crassula Muscosa is the best choice.
Planting Crassula Muscosa is easy.
Place them near the direct sunlight for 6 hours but take good care when the summer is coming.
They are not tolerant of too much light in the summer.
Plant them in the well drain soil and water them when the soil is completely dry out.
Follow the tips shared in this blog post, your dreaming hanging succulent will grow healthy and beautiful.
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