String of buttons Crassula perforata is a low-maintenance, non-toxic succulent. It has a very distinctive look with thick, triangular leaves stacked snugly around the stems. The leaves are pale green with reddish edges that change to a deeper red shade when exposed to bright sunlight.
String of Buttons is a relatively fast-growing shrubby succulent that is perfect for terrariums and hanging baskets. It can grow up to 18 inches in height.
In spring, String of Buttons produces unscented star-shaped yellow flowers.
String of Buttons needs at least 6 hours of light daily. It tolerates different lighting conditions, from full-sun to partial shade, but it grows best under very bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight may help to intensify the color of the leaves, but intense, scorching sun might be harmful to this plant.
As a succulent, String of Buttons does not need frequent watering. Only water when the soil is dry to the touch. Water thoroughly and drain well after each watering. Reduce watering in colder months.
This plant likes sandy, well-drained, porous potting soil. You can use cacti and succulent potting soil or mix some peat with general houseplant soil to improve drainage.
This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-80°F). It can be grown outdoors in warm climate regions (USDA zones 9 and higher). It does not grow well in extreme heat or freezing temperatures.
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
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When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.