Crassula muscosa has very small, light green leaves that are densely packed around a thin stem, and the arrangement of the leaves around the stems gives them a square shape.

Crassula Princess Pine - Succulent Plant- 1

Mexican Snowball is a succulent plant that is popular as a potted ornamental plant. It features rosettes of unusual blue-green foliage, which are often densely clustered and may form a small mound. The leaves may have a powdery coating and may develop red tints at the tips and edges.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 5 inch (13 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Rattail Crassula, Watch Chain, Lizards Tail, Zipper Plant, and Princess Pine.
Maximum Reachable Height 1 to 3 m
Flower Colour Yellow-green
Bloom Time July-September
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Start with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.

Crassula Princess Pine Care

An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature -7 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Crassula Princess Pine Special Feature

Typically borne in clusters well above the vegetative growth. The Air plant Kalanchoe pinata is a curiosity because new individuals develop vegetatively at indents along with the leaf, usually after the leaf has broken off the plant and is laying on the ground, where the new plant can take root.

Crassula Princess Pine Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Unverified information Bahamians call it Life Leaf or Poppers
  • In the Bahamas, it is mostly used for Asthma or shortness of breath

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