Crassula perforata

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Charithea

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Crassula perforata
« on: November 25, 2018, 03:51:59 PM »
Hello and apologies for not responding earlier. I was short of time. I love the succulents.  For many years I was indifferent to Cactus and Succulents.  I especially hated the little cactus in a tiny pot given to me as a present.  I am glad to say that I have changed my negative stance.  The Cactus and Succulent Society here in Cyprus did a great job in promoting them and in persuading gardeners to get rid of water thirsty lawns and plants. Every May the society holds  a 2 day exhibition and sales of plants.  It is supported by many people here who live in very hot cities and wish to have a few living plants in their homes. We also have acquired a few cactus and a variety of  succulents that defy the heat and drought.  Some even have lovely flowers.  I am posting a bad photo of our Crassula perforata. Poor thing is doing its best to cheer us up until the rest of the garden wakes up.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Crassula perforata
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 04:37:04 PM »
I think I have one just like it but no flowers as yet.
I must note down the name.
Do you give them any special food?
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Charithea

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Re: Crassula perforata
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 05:42:29 AM »
Hi Hilary. As you can see I have left the r out of the name on the label. It is Crassula perforata.  No,  I don't give it anything. I know a lady that 'feeds' them and they are more robust and flower more.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2018, 12:19:27 PM by Charithea »
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Umbrian

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Re: Crassula perforata
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 08:03:50 AM »
Small cactus in pots are very popular here in Italy where so many people in the towns and cities do not have a garden and many not even a terrace. The variety is amazing and I am sure if ever I found myself in that position I would become quite passionate about them, Jorun's Euphorbia being top of th list. What an interesting family of plants that is by the way,  can't imagine what I would do without some of the varieties I cultivate....
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.