Crassula umbella ‘Wine Cup’ Plant Care & Guide

Crassula umbella ‘Wine Cup’ is a cultivar of Crassula Umbella succulent plant which can grow between 4 to 6 inches in height and width. It has an erect and unbranched stem. The leaves are green in colour. The leaves are borne in pairs and fused around the stem. Its leaves are thin and curved up around edges making a ‘wine cup’ or upside-down umbrella or bowl-like structure.

Scientific NameCrassula umbella ‘Wine Cup’

It produces beautiful greenish, rounded with pink edges flowers in late winter or early spring season. The bloom size is under 1 inch.

Crassula umbella ‘Wine Cup’ Plant Guide

  • Light Requirements: This plant requires bright light. It can be placed under direct sunlight or partial shade in winter and spring season.
  • Water Requirements: This plant does not require too much water. Water this plant once a week.
  • Difficulty to grow: Moderate growth of plant
  • Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
  • Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
  • Soil Requirement: It needs Porous soil with good drainage.
  • How to propagate: Cut off new offsets in spring or early summer. Allow the cut portion to dry for a day or two to prevent the sap from oozing, then pot it in barely moist sandy potting mix.

Crassula umbella ‘Wine Cup’ Plant Care

  • This type of succulent may suffers from mealybugs and fungal diseases.
  • This plant is very sensitive to over watering. Hence it is always advised to water when the soil is completely dried out. Excessive water make soil wet and hence plant roots may rot.
  • The soil mix for this succulent must be same as cactus potting mix.
  • This plant needs more sunlight. So place this plant where it gets about 5-6 hours of direct sunlight daily and don’t place plant more than the 6 hours.
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