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Rattlesnake Tail, Wurmplakkie
Scientific Name: Crassula barklyi N. E. Brown
Synonym: Crassula teres
Family: Crassulaceae
Rattlesnake Tail, Wurmplakkie (Crassula  barklyi)
Crassula barklyi at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-28
USDA: 9b-12

Heat Tolerance: Avoid direct sunlight in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Western coast of South Africa to Namibia

Growth Habits: Stems covered with packed leaves, slowly up to 3 inches long

Watering Needs: Light water in summer


Crassula barklyi is a winter grower, keep it dry in summer, in a light cool area, and avoid touching it or moving it.
Occasionally spelled 'barkleyi'.

Rattlesnake Tail, Wurmplakkie (Crassula  barklyi)

Cultural Practices:
Crassulas are sensitive to mealybugs.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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