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Wine Cup Plant Care: Tips For Growing Crassula Wine Cups

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Are you a succulent lover looking to try something new? Crassula umbella is a fairly rare, and hard to acquire specimen worth looking into. If you know anyone lucky enough to have one, get a cutting quickly! Learn more about Crassula wine cup in this article.

Wine Cup Plant Care: Tips For Growing Crassula Wine Cups

By Bonnie L. If you know anyone lucky enough to have one, get a cutting quickly! Learn more about Crassula wine cup in this article.

Propeller Plant Info: Learn How To Grow A Propeller Plant

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Also known as airplane plant, the propeller plant is a pretty succulent that gets its name from the shape of its leaves, which are attractive enough, but it also bursts forth with stunning red flowers. Click here to get more propeller plant information.

String Of Buttons Crassula: What Is A String Of Buttons Succulent

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Stacked crassula plants, like the string of buttons, exhibit an unusual form as gray-green leaves spiral from the plant. Adding the string of buttons plant to your home increases interest in your collection or mixed succulent container. Learn more about it in this article.

Watch Chain Crassula: Tips For Growing Watch Chain Plants

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

The Watch Chain Crassula, also called the zipper plant, is attractive and unusual. Given the watch chain moniker for its close resemblance to jeweler’s chain links of previous eras, this succulent plant is easy to grow. This article will help get you started.

Calico Kitten Crassula: How To Grow Calico Kitten Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Calico Kitten plants are easy to grow indoors or out. They look great in rock gardens, hanging baskets and xeriscapes. Learn how to grow Calico Kittens indoors or out in the article that follows. Click here for additional information.

Crassula Pagoda Plants: How To Grow Red Pagoda Crassula Plant

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Red Pagoda Crassula is an easy-to-grow plant that will add punch to any succulent display or as a stand-alone specimen. Click here for tips on how to grow Red Pagoda and harness the impact of its structure and colorful foliage.

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Watering Requirements

You should water your crassula springtime succulent once a week and once a week only. This is the perfect amount of watering for growing this succulent healthy and happy.

Make sure that you don’t overwater your crassula springtime, overwatering will simply lead to root rot. As we have mentioned, if the soil stays wet for several days then mold and bacteria will start to form.

Root rot will begin to attack your crassula springtime all because it has been overwatered. Again, if you see overwatering/root rot symptoms such as mushy leaves, rotting, molding, or a dying plant then you must take action immediately.

Overwatering simply causes root rot and as we have mentioned, root rot is the #1 most common reason why a succulent will die. You must take watering very seriously because it can really harm or kill your succulent.

Also be on the lookout for underwatering symptoms, those symptoms would be dry/wrinkled leaves. If your crassula springtime succulent has dry/wrinkled leaves then you should water it asap.

This is why it’s important to water your crassula springtime succulent once a week and once a week only.

You should definitely also keep track of the exact last time you watered your crassula springtime succulent. If a watering issue does occur, then you will know exactly which problem it is, so you will know what to do for treatment.

Louise from Nipawin, SK, Canada

Has this tree been in your care the entire 20 years? If so, you have obviously been giving it great care. Has ANYTHING changed lately, like the light exposure, soil, temperature conditions, or even the type of can you use to water it with? Is there a possibility of chemical drift from a new cleaning product your using around the house?

If not, I suspect a watering problem. Succulents need to dry out between watering, and too much water is the usual culprit causing leaf drop. Root rot is common in Jade plants and is sometimes evident by changes to the root crown (it gets pulpy looking). The tiny, spindly little shoots your plant is sending out are called aerial roots. Growing aerial roots is a common reaction in succulents (especially in humid areas), but this behavior is seen less often in Jade trees. Sending out aerial roots could be a sign your plant needs to form new roots. The question to ask is why? Are the potted roots water logged, pot bound, etc.? Are the leaves drying up before they drop? Perhaps the soil roots are not able to absorb water properly.

How long has it been since you repotted this plant? I would recommend repotting it to a pot filled with a neutral soil formulated especially for succulents. If you find any, remove any soft, decaying root material with a clean, sterilized knife.


It might not be a bad idea to repot it in the next biggest size with completely new soil. HGTV has a show called gardening by the Yard. Paul James is the host. You could get some sound advice from that site.

I've never had an insect problem with my jade plant, and every now and then, it drops some of its big leaves too. The spindly little shoots grow into new branches with leaves of their own. This is just another way that the jade plant grows. I agree that you may want to check the pot size. There is nothing more beautiful than a large, healthy plant.

Thanks for the suggestions, but although this problem is most severe with the 20 year old Jade Tree, I have 3 others younger and smaller that have succumbed to whatever this is. I am inclined to think that it is some disease, although where it came from, I don't know. The spindly new leaves DO NOT grow into big leaves. They grow for a while, and then they dry and shrivel and drop off. The branches are also starting to shrivel and dry. The second largest plant was about 5 years old, and it has already totally died. I am sorry to lose this plant, but I can't find anything anywhere else on the web either to give me a clue as to what is wrong with it.

I agree that repotting might not be a bad idea, also check VERY closely for spider mites. They are very tiny and leave fine webs in the axis of leaves and branches. You might need a magnifying glass to see them. They suck the juices out ouf the plant which stunts it's growth. To get rid of them, try putting it in your bathtub and spraying with an insecticidal soap - like Safer's (which has very low toxicity but works). Follow the directions on the label. If you don't want to use any chemicals, try just spraying it off really well with water - check the undersides of leaves. Hope this helps.

I actually found a jade plant disposed of, I took it home, summered in on the deck, now it is out front getting anfternoon sun. But last year when I brought it in, the dang thing had blooms on it, pink little blooms, maybe that is what is happening to yours, good luck, they were beautiful. I didn't even know they bloomed.

You might try calling a plant store and see if they can tell you what is wrong with it. could be a fungus or something that just blew in on the wind. I recently lost a 30+ y/o aloe vera and was told by a worker at Natures Way plant shop that it was a fungus that killed it. I too put mine outside during the nice weather and brought it in during the winter. Natures way told me it is real common for plants that are moved in & out alot to develop fungus.

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