What is the plant
Crassula Rupestris is a shrublet succulent that belongs to the genus Crassula in the jade plant family Crassulaceae. The Crassula plant originates from the eastern cape of South Africa and known by several common names including Baby’s Necklace Vine.
The botanical name of Crassula rupestris comes from the Latin term ‘Crassus’ meaning thick and fleshy, referring to the appearance of the Crassula Rupestris’s leaves while the name rupestris means rocks. Baby’s Necklace Vine has a multi-branched growth. It begins with an upward growth and then spills over its pot as it matures. It can grow to be up to 3’ tall. The leaves are usually around 1” tall and during bloom season, the star-shaped flowers can be 0.25” inches wide. Rupestris looks and grows similar to its cousin Crassula Perforata (String of Buttons).
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