Crassula “Baby’s Necklace”- How to grow Care Guide

I saw this plant and fell in love with it, but no one knew its name. Could you identify the plant for me, tell me how to care for it, and let me know if you know a place where I could buy one.

Hi Louise,

Your plant is a succulent called Crassula “Baby’s Necklace.”  Some other names are Jade Necklace or Worm Plant.

Crassula “Baby’s Necklace”

It is really easy to care for and an added plus is that they gets small white flowers during the late spring and early summer. If you provide really bright light, the leaves take on a pale reddish color, especially the leaf edges. here are some care tips:

Light: Bright indirect light. Direct sun only in the morning.

Water: Water well, until the excess water comes out the drip holes in the bottom of the pot. Never allow the water to sit in the excess water. Do not water again until the soil has practically  dried out. During the winter water even less. This plant is very drought resistant and can easily handle lack of water, but develops root rot when over watered.

Fertilizer: Feed after you have watered and never when the soil is very dry. Use a liquid plant food that has been diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Fertilize every 2 weeks from the end of June to the end of September. Feed monthly in April, May, & June. Never feed from October through March.

Temperature: This plant likes warm temperatures between 65°-75°F (18.3°-23.9°C). Temperatures below 50°F (10°C) can damage the leaves.

Propagation: Propagate using leaf and stem cuttings. Be sure to allow the cuttings to sit out for 24 hours before planting them so the cut ends can dry out. This prevents root rot when you plant them.

Here is a link to where you can purchase one on Amazon. Also some links to other succulents you might like.

Let me know if you need more help.