Crassula Springtime Plant Guide [Growth & Care Propagation]

Crassula springtime is a beautiful succulent under the crassula family. It is superb for container gardens are they are colorful and vibrant.

It is a slow-growing succulent, springtime succulent grows tall to the stem, but the funny part is, it falls under the weight of its sophisticated rosettes.

Crassula Springtime is a hybrid between crassula rupestris and crassula perfoliata var.

Crassula springtime is a luxurious succulent and is excellent for filler and spiller in the hanging basket. It is suitable for the rock garden as well.

In big cities where daily life is so busy and complex, people are growing succulents like this which are colorful, beneficial (for humans and ecosystem), and full of happiness (mentally).

Crassula spring has beautiful light pinkish flowers and red blossoms (blooms in winter).

Bees and butterflies hangout on these flowers and why won’t they, springtime is gorgeous.

Description of crassula springtime.

Springtime is a slow-growing succulent, the leaves are fleshy green, thick and densely packed around the thin stem.

They can grow up to a maximum height of 15-20cm, and up to 15cm wide. You can call it a complex bush due to its complexity.

Springtime will give you an impression of a square due to the arrangement of the leaves around stems. You can call it a bush.

Hardiness:

Crassula springtime is not cold hardy. Zone 10a (minimum 25 F).

Growing months:

Spring and fall are considered ideal for this crassula. Remember it because most of the succulents grow in summer and spring.

Leaves and flowers:

Springtime’s leaves are grey-green to dark green, opposite, thick elliptic, and no larger than a thumbnail.

Flowers are light pink, full of scent, up to 5cm wide, they are red center surrounded by pink. Forms in clusters, dense and complex but beautiful and pleasant to watch.

Are its growth and care different from other succulents?

No. Spring and falls are its growing months, but it doesn’t mean that its requirements will be any different from other crassula family succulents.

Watering requirements, sunlight requirements, propagation, fertilization, etc. it is almost the same.

How should I plant my Crassula springtime?

  • Take a good look at the soil of the container or pot your springtime is sitting in during the purchasing, measure it.
  • Plant your succulent in a garden in a container at the depth and width as you have measured before.
  • This succulent is best for outdoor hanging baskets or containers on a landscape.
  • The soil you are going to use should be well-drained regularly. A cactus mix or a mixture of potting soil (or your removed soil), coarse soil, and grit (2:1:1) is superb.
  • Close the hole with that soil and make it tight, SPRINGTIME SUCCULENTS like it tighter than other succulents.
  • Support its base with rocks or any other object to prevent the falling, and this plant needs extra because the leaves are heavy and clustered on a thin stem.

Crassula Springtime

The complete process of care and growth for a crassula springtime

The following factors are associated with the springtime succulent’s care and healthy growth.

We made a complete guide on this plant, so you don’t have to crawl here and there for notes and tips.

The factors are:

  • Light requirements
  • Watering
  • Fertilization
  • Frost tolerance
  • Propagation

Sunlight requirements of crassula springtime

Springtime succulent is a symbol of joy and happiness, and you should properly care for this plant otherwise, it won’t healthy as you want it.

Typical sunlight requirements like all other succulents, partial shade, partial sun to full sun.

If you need an ideal springtime succulent, then you must follow the tiniest details in this article about sunlight requirements.

Read the remaining segment about sunlight requirements with full focus.

Indoor and outdoor sunlight required for crassula springtime

Indoor:

  • Springtime can ignore direct sunlight to some extent, but indirect sunlight for 6-8 hours a day is better.
  • Place it near a south-facing window, under or on the shelf.
  • This succulent can tolerate full or partial shade for some time, but if your home receives decent sunlight hours, then don’t bother.
  • Sometimes, in offices or closed apartments, sunlight is rare. In that case, you can use artificial lighting (grow lights).
  • Desk lamps or hanging lamps with “LED” bulbs of higher wattage will keep this succulent busy.
  • In winter, some hours of direct sunlight are preferable.

Outdoor:

  • Outdoor, springtime will face more harsh weather and temperature. So, if you are in a container or pot, avoid the direct light as much as possible.
  • If you want to grow it in-ground, find corners with partial shade and partial light.
  • 6-8 hours of sunny hours are enough to keep the standard high.

How and when to water a crassula springtime

The most sensitive part of caring for any succulent is watering on a schedule.

Though springtime needs a little more water than other variants, you should make a watering schedule for the growing season because spring and fall are their growing months.

Let’s water your springtime:

  • Don’t water it immediately if it is already watered by the person you bought it from.
  • Springtime succulent is small and agile, it is prone to root rot,
  • If you are living in a dry climate, watering 2-3 times is enough in the scorching summer.
  • Cut back to a maximum of 2 times a month if you are living in a humid area, due to the availability of moisture in the atmosphere (humidity).
  • Gradually decrease the watering until winter to make it survive a little longer without water in the dormant season.
  • If you are growing your springtime succulent outside in a basket or container, water it a little more, due to more temperature harsh weathering, but not in humid areas.
PROTIP: how to water If you want to know when and how to water, this pro tip will help you. Use soak and dry or 2-inch finger rule. In this rule, place your 2 fingers 2-inch deep in the soil and check for dryness. If it is dry, water your crassula springtime, and if it is wet, do not water your succulent.

Overwatering and Underwatering problems with Crassula Springtime

Overwatering:

  • Springtime like other succulents is prone to root rot, and overwatering triggers the rot.
  • That is why I am emphasizing a little less watering in this article.
  • Some of the leaves may fall over due to the extra weight of water absorbed in the leaves.
  • You will know by the look of leaves that they are overwatered. They will look shriveled, wrinkled, mushy, and fluffy on touch, flat, and deflated.
  • These effects become twice as dangerous if your springtime is overwatered in winter (Dormant season).
NOTE: Overwatering can also cause depletion of nutrients within soil due to extra draining. This may lead to slow growth and deflated look of the plant, and ultimately, changing of soil or pot.

Underwatering:

  • Underwatering a succulent is not that much of a problem if we compare it to overwatering yet, it will bother your plant.
  • Leaves dropping is mainly due to overwatering but underwatering can also cause that.
  • If you are witnessing yellow leaves in your crassula springtime, and you have checked the sunny hours and feeding, then underwatering is the perfect explanation of that.
NOTE: Underwatering is always better than overwatering.

Fertilization requirements of crassula springtime

People usually don’t feed their succulents let alone springtime. They think their succulent are doing well. This is partly true.

Succulents do grow and look normal without feeding, but do they look like they are in their prime?

No. think for a second, all that water over the years, sometimes overwatering and sometimes rain, where does that water go? It drains through potholes.

So, it is obvious that nutrients within soil might have drained with the water every single time, and you will notice that your succulents aren’t comparable to the one who’s fed well.

Is there are any alternatives to fertilization?

Yes, repot your succulent or change the soil.

What will happen if I don’t fertilize my crassula in springtime?

Some of the leaves might drop due to lack of nutrients and some might turn yellow due to the same reasons.

Your plant may not grow well. It might not bear overwatering.

Plants are also living things; they do need food as we do.

How should I fertilize my springtime succulent?

Mix the specially designed succulent and cacti mix fertilizer with soil.

Dilute the strength of the fertilizer to half, ½ teaspoon per gallon of water outdoor.

1/8 teaspoon per gallon of water for indoor is a standard. Feed your springtime once or twice in the growing season.

Crassula Springtime – Frost tolerance

Springtime not cold hardy. Zone 10a (minimum 25 F). If you are growing it in a climate where freezing temperatures are common, then consider moving it inside.

It is not healthy for your succulent to absorbed frost attack overnight, its leaves might get wrinkled and shriveled.

Don’t worry if you can’t move it inside due to the shortage of space or your white-flowered crassula springtime is growing in the ground; use frost clothes to protect it. it is a proven method.

Is frost that dangerous for a crassula springtime?

If your area is subjected TO fog and frost, it will eat up your springtime. Your plant will become wrinkled, rotten, mushy on touch, and its appearance will be flat.

Prolonged exposure may damage your crassula permanently.

It doesn’t matter if the fog is not common in your area, frost alone will harm your plant and it will be difficult to compensate if it is exposed for longer periods.

What should I do if my springtime succulent is already exposed to the frost?

  • The first step is to move it inside if it is growing in a pot or container. In the case of grounded succulents, use frost cloths.
  • Immediately give it some sunlight. If it is night or the sun is covered by clouds, use grows lighting/artificial lighting.

DESK LAMP with “LED” bulbs of higher wattage will do the job.

  • Minimum 6-8 hours a day. An equivalent number of hours of sunlight if its Sun is out.
  • Slowly acclimate the crassula springtime to new conditions (full sun to partial sun).
  • Move it inside if the night temperature falls below 25F.
NOTE: During the transition, some of the leaves may turn yellow and some might fall, but it is necessary to protect them from the frost. Don’t try to compensate by giving it too much direct sun, just follow the schedule and be patient with it.

Propagation guidelines for Crassula Springtime

Springtime succulent can be propagated by both the leaf, and stem. Though it is a little bit easy to grow small babies from stem cuttings, leaf cuttings may grow as well if you want to.

Autumn is the ideal time for propagation as many people including some of our clients propagate their crassula springtime cuttings in autumn.

Before diving into the propagation, you will need some things like:

  • sterilized utility knife or clippers
  • Rooting hormone
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Two pots (A SMALL ONE & A PERMANENT ONE)
  • Perlite
  • A transparent plastic bag.

 Crassula springtime leaf and stem cutting propagation: 

  1. Springtime is a compact succulent, it is hard to spot a healthy-looking stem, but you will find it eventually.
  2. Use a sterilized knife or clippers to cut a 2-3-inch-long stem.
  • Clear of extra leaves just leave a few on the top.
  1. For leaf propagation, gently twist the leaf you see fit from the stem.
  2. Make sure it is a clean pull with no part of the leaf left on the stem.
  3. After successful cuttings, place them inside where sunlight can’t penetrate and let it dry out completely for 24-48 hours.
  • Indoor lighting is fine for the fresh crassula springtime cuttings, just be careful from the sunlight at this stage.
  • Check springtime cuttings regularly to see for the signs of dryness and paleness which we don’t want.
  1. Get a small plastic pot, wash it properly with soapy water and let it dry out completely.
  2. Fill the plastic pot with potting mix (coarse sand, cactus potting mix, perlite)
  3. Place your crassula springtime cuttings in the plastic pot & make it tighter because succulents like it are crowded.
 Wait patiently for 2-3 weeks 
  1. After waiting 2-3 weeks, you can water your succulent.
  2. Follow the same pattern as you do with its parent; give it a good drink, don’t splash water on the leaves, don’t cause pooling of water.
  • Follow the 2-inch finger rule before watering (placing two fingers 2-inch deep in the soil and checking for dryness; if it is dry, water it otherwise waits for it to dry out completely).

 

 Wait for another 3-4 weeks 
  1. Now your baby crassula springtime is ready to see the sunlight, but no direct rays, a couple of indirect sunny hours are enough at this stage.
  2. If you are not comfortable with sunlight or your home doesn’t have the luxury of it, grow light/artificial lighting shall also do it.
  • Create a dome around your baby springtime succulent by covering it with a transparent plastic bag.
  1. Dome will produce high humidity levels inside it (if you are already living in a humid climate, then no need for a plastic bag).
  2. Use sticks to keep it intact otherwise, it will fall on the plant.
  3. Keep watering it before, during, and after the plastic dome.
  • Before removing the baby plant, gently tug the crassula springtime cuttings to feel if the roots are tightly attached to soil or not.
  • Report it. use conventional pot or container.
  1. Fill it with the potting like you are using for its parent.
  2. Take care of it like its parent with the same watering schedule and sunny hours.

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY GROWN A “CRASSULA SPRINGTIME” FROM THE CUTTING OF its PARENT.

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