A choice group of brightly colored Crassulaceae from many genera.
|What Are The
The plant family Crassulaceae is the third largest of Families containing exclusively succulent plants.
It includes such popular and well known genera as: Aeonium, Cotyledon, Crassula, Dudleya, Echeveria, Graptopetalum, Kalanchoe, Pachyphytum, Sedum, and Sempervivum.
Few plants of any kind can match the exquisite form and beautiful colors of the Crassulaceae. Many of the species and hybrids we offer on our online catalog have all but vanished from the trade but they live on here. They have indeed become quite hard to find. If you share our enthusiasm for this group, rest assured we are your source for many years to come.
What Do I Need To Grow Them
Above all else these plants must have very strong, direct sunlight in order to maintain their compact form and attractive colors. Outside in full sun or in a south facing greenhouse is best.
Most Crassulaceae respond rapidly to cultivation and are therefore included in the succulents that require very little feeding. The best form and color are obtained when grown on the lean side nutrient-wise.
Many of the genera in the Crassulaceae family have the reputation of being "too easy" to grow and hence aren't much of a challenge. This is certainly a myth as many examples from every genus can easily be cited which will tax even the most experienced grower. Try giving Echeveria subrigida, Graptopetalum rusbyi, or Sedum hintonii a go and consider yourself fortunate if you still have them after one season.
The true challenge with this group is growing them well. The magnificence of their form and color will always have that special appeal.
Echeveria subrigida - supremely beautiful but difficult in all ways including finding one for sale.