This plant comes in a 3.75" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This plant is shipped bare root.
CRASSULA ARBORESCENS UNDULATIFOLIA
It has an elliptic/tongue-shaped and thinner, and twisted red edged leave. It also forms a large a branched pseudo-tree that can grow up to 0.6-2 m tall, similar to the jade plant. It has a particularly glaucous leaves, very stout succulent branches and a natural bonsai-like aspect with compact rounded heads of whitish star flowers whose glossy petals are wider than most Crassula cultivars.
Leaves: In opposite pairs, erect not spreading, elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, 8-15 (-20) mm broad, only slightly fleshy, bluish-grey, with dark green dots and purple undulated margins (not to resting in one plan as in subsp. arborescens).
Flowers: The flowers are very showy and carried in dense branches, are star-like, white to pink with almost spherical heads and carried slightly above the foliage. When flowering in spring to summer, the plant is almost completely covered with flowers. After pollination, the flowers turn to a papery brown which in itself is quite decorative.
Fruits 3-5 separate, oval, sharply tipped follicles (simple dry fruits splitting along one suture) c. 6 mm long remaining among the dried remains of persistent petals.
Seeds: Very small dispersed by wind.
Remarks: This plant was introduced in Europe and described by Dr. B.K Boom in the Dutch journal Succulenta in 1963 and again in Succulenta 59 (6), 1980, as Crassula portulacea 'Blauwe Vogel' (which translates to "blue bird") and was long thought to be a hybrid of Crassula Ovata and Crassula Arborescens, but it is the same as Crassula Arborescens ssp. Undulatifolia, a name validly published by Toelken in 1974. Crassula ’Blue Bird’ is a synonym.
Recommended Temperature Zone: Sunset: 8,9,12-24, USDA: 9b-11
Exposure: light shade to full sun
Origin: South Africa (Eastern Cape)
Growth Habits: Succulent shrub, the wild variety can reach 9 feet (2.7 m) when planted outside
Watering Needs: Little water in summer, none in winter
Propagation: Stem cuttings, leaf cuttings
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com
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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 60 hour heat packs for an additional $3.00. You can buy them directly from our store. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge.
To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.
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