Crassula ‘Bride’s Bouquet’ is a beautiful, slow-growing, hybrid up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall, very similar to Crassula ‘Springtime’. It has smaller leaves, a little narrower, very smooth top and bottom. The leaves are light grayish-green to dark green, opposite, thick, elliptic no larger than a thumb nail. The keel or bottom of the leaf is rough at the tip, which is pointed. The flowers form dense clusters up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) wide, of starry, pale pink flowers with red center and a bright pink overall. It is in flower in winter to early spring.
The primary flowering time is winter to early spring. However, this hybrid flowers, though less profusely, much of the year, or at least throughout much of winter, all spring, and most of the summer. Plants will flower at a small size and should flower each year.
Care For Crassula ‘Bride’s Bouquet’
They are great plant for pots or landscaping, young plants will quadruple in size in one year only. Requires a free draining compost and good light (full sun to light shade) to keep the plants compact and encourage leaf colour and flowering, is best to avoid to expose our plant to direct sun in summer. Morning sun only .Needs regular water in the growing season, but reduce watering during winter month , fairly drought tolerant elsewhere. It will start to show buds at the end of each stem early in the year but does not need watering until Easter time.
After growing for several years tend to become untidy, should be cut very short or restarted from cuttings. (best restarting it every other year).
Seldom has any diseases only the mealy bugs like it, and tend to attack around the primary flowering time (winter to early spring), hardy to -1° C.
Propagation: Can be started by a leaf or take a cutting just below the leaf nodes don’t water until you can feel that it is rooted down, by giving the plant a little tug.
Crassula ‘Bride’s Bouquet’