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Lizard tail

Crassula muscosa

Crassula muscosa is a small succulent plant. It grows as a dense spreading bush, with branches covered in small leaves arranged in such a way that gives the appearance of a scaly tail. It can be grown in rockeries in the garden or in pots.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Cuttings
Root stem cuttings in spring or summer in a course, sandy cactus mix.

Special features

Drought resistant
Can go for extended periods without water.
Pot plant
Can be grown in pots in a sunny position in free draining course, sandy potting mix.
Indoor plant
Lizard tails can be grown indoors, provide bright light condition, can handle some direct morning sun.

Geography

Origin
Africa, South Africa, Karoo region, Namaqualand and southern Namibia.
Natural climate
Semi-arid

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand, Gravel
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
Grow in garden rockeries or in pot indoors or outdoors.

Personality

Family
Crassulaceae
Flower colour
Yellow-green, Green, Yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free, but can be susceptible to root rots if not in free draining soil.

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