Friday, November 14, 2008
Friday Floral: Rosary Plant Flowers Open in So Cal
The flowers have finally opened on my Rosary Plant (crassula rupestris). Woo hooo!
I'm excited because not all of my plants bloom every year. This little guy is in a 3 inch pot and it is his second year.
I am completely enchanted by these cute little succulent plants. I've got them filling in pots here and there. They hang over the side but the tips want to point up. They seem to do best in shade to part shade for me, especially when it's over 100 degrees.
The base of the stems get woody and a little brittle. But they're pretty tough, when the dog knocks them off I just toss them back into a pot and they take root again.
I like the side view, it shows off the tiny flowers and leaves.
These five-petaled flowers are only about 1/8 of an inch wide.
Here's the whole plant.