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Crassula perforata (Baby's Necklace)

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Dealing with possums in the garden.

Attracting fauna to your garden. This article explains how you can attract native australian wildlife to your garden.

Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.

Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.

Plant description

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A hardy and low maintenance succulent with blue green pointed leaves with attractive red brown edging. It grows in a dense suckering clump and is perfect for low water gardens as it is very drought tolerant. It will grow in full sun to part shade, and the brighter the light, the more bright the foliage colour.

Propagation is from leaf cuttings and sten cuttings, which shouild be allowed to dry out before planting.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.1-7.5

Diseases

Rot in over wet conditions

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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