Crassula marnieriana

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Crassula marnierana
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Crassula marnierana at the botanical garden of Villa Durazzo-Pallavicini, Genova Pegli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Crassula
Species: C. marnierana
Binomial name
Crassula marnierana
H.Huber & H.Jacobsen, 1952
Synonyms
  • Crassula rupestris ssp. marnierana

Crassula marnierana, common name Jade Necklace or Chinese Pagoda, is a species of succulent in the genus Crassula belonging to the family Crassulaceae.

Description[edit]

Crassula marnierana is a slow-growing small plant reaching a height of 15–20 cm. The thick rounded leaves are green with red edges. They are tightly stacked along the stem and store water, as they are covered with a cuticle to limit the evaporation. An inflorescence with small star-shaped pink-tinged flowers may appear on mature plants in winter if they are given proper conditions of temperature. This plant prefers direct light and as a houseplant is very easy to maintain.

Distribution[edit]

This species is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

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