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Crassula arborescens

Phonetic Spelling
KRASS-yoo-la ar-bo-RES-senz
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Silver Dollar Plant is a succulent plant native to South Africa in the jade family.  It is often grown as a houseplant and has attractive rounded blue-gray leaves with maroon edges and small maroon speckles on the upper surface. It is an attractive small shrub with multiple thick stems that can grow to 4 feet tall. Clusters of star-shaped pink or white flowers in spring or summer but rarely blooms as a house plant.

Easy to grow in potting soil appropriate for cacti and succulents in clay pots with several drainage holes. Place in full sun to light shade. Do not overwater to prevent root rot. 

Susceptible to mealy bugs and fungal diseases.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
subsp. undulatifolia
Tags:
#sun#partial shade#houseplant#gray leaves#silver leaves#fleshy leaves#showy leaves#xeriscaping#dry soils tolerant#problem for cats#fleshy stems#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
subsp. undulatifolia
Tags:
#sun#partial shade#houseplant#gray leaves#silver leaves#fleshy leaves#showy leaves#xeriscaping#dry soils tolerant#problem for cats#fleshy stems#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Crassula
    Species:
    arborescens
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Succulent
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Star-shaped white or pink flowers in clusters
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Up to 3 inches long opposite elliptical fleshy blue-grey leaves with maroon piping around the edges and speckles of maroon on the upper surface of the leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Thick succulent stems. Can become woody with age.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, drunkenness (cats), tremors (rare)
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No