ISI 2017-14. Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis (Dryand in Aiton) Toelken (variegated)

This subsp. has sessile, ovate leaves that in this form are variegated white and pale green. These are small, only about 5 mm long, and arranged in opposite pairs that clasp the slender, nearly filamentous stems. It ramifies to create a dense mat and when grown in sufficient light, the margins blush pinkish and appear “embroidered” with marginal hydathodes, translucent-looking glands characteristic of some crassulas through which water and excess salts can be excreted. We offer divisions of HBG 119655, a plant distributed by Monterey Bay Nursery as Sedum ‘Little Missy’. $6.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 89 (3), May-June, 2017