Crassula ‘Calico Kittens’
Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis f. varigata
KRASS-oo-la pel-LOO-sid-a mar-gin-AH-lis var-ee-GAY-tuh
When I acquired these cuttings in February 2013, I looked at the label and it said “Crassula marginalis rubra ‘Calico Kittens’.
Crassula pellucida L. is the correct and accepted name of this species. It was first described by Carl von Linnaeus in Species Plantarum in 1753.
Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis (Sol. ex Aiton) Token is the correct and accepted name of this subspecies. It was first described as such by Hellmut R. Toelken in the Journal of South African Botany in 1975.
Syn. Crassula marginalis Sol. ex Aiton
It was first described as Crassula marginalis Sol. ex Aiton by Daniel Carl Solander and William Aiton in Hortus Kewensis in 1789.
Origin: South Africa
Size: 6” tall
Light: Sun to part shade
Soil: Fast-draining potting soil with additional grit and perlite
Water: Water occasionally during the growing period but barely during the winter.
I don’t know much about this plant because it died… Maybe someday I will try it again.
If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you.