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Miniature Pine Tree
Scientific Name: Crassula tetragona L.
Synonym: Crassula caffra, Crassula fruticosa
Family: Crassulaceae
Miniature Pine Tree (Crassula  tetragona) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-9, 12-24
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Take very little frost, hardy to 28F (-2C), hardy in Phoenix in protected areas

Heat Tolerance: Will survive full sun for part of the day in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South Africa (Great Karoo, Knersvlakte)

Growth Habits: Upright succulent, up to 4 feet high (120 cm) or more

Watering Needs: Little water in summer, keep on the dry side in winter

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds

The Crassula tetragona does well under the extreme summer heat of Phoenix if protected from the late afternoon sun.

Miniature Pine Tree (Crassula  tetragona)

Miniature Pine Tree (Crassula  tetragona)

Cultural Practices:
Crassulas are sensitive to mealybugs.

Blooming Habits:
Yellowish orange flowers in early summer

Fruiting Habits:

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