How To Grow and Care For Crassula muscosa ‘Watch Chain’

Last Updated on December 16, 2023 by Kimberly Crawford

Crassula species are native to Namibia and South Africa. The best well-draining soil is sandy soil, cacti soils, and succulent soil mix. The plant is thick and fleshy like it is for all the crassula plants.

It is more like a moss plant, and we can say that it appears Mossy. The article will deliberate on the care tips and considerations for the succulent plant and what you need to know if you consider growing it as your houseplant.

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Planting Crassula Muscosa

The only reason many people keep plating it is because of its ornamental appearance that is often eye-catchy. It can be a beautiful décor for offices and homes.

They are also very tiny and can even grow in small areas. You will use the stem cuttings to propagate it. Here is everything you need to know for planting, and the suitable conditions for its growth.

When to plant

The planting season for all succulents is during summers to springs. It is a season that provides moderate warmth, sufficient water, and hours of sunlight for better growth of the plant.

Where to plant

Crassula Muscosa care

The plant will not tolerate cold conditions, and therefore, it will be best to transfer it indoors during the cold seasons. Temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit are unfavorable. The area where you will grow it in your garden should be receiving at least 6 hours of sunlight. 

For those who prefer indoors, then locate it close to a window that receives enough sunlight. The southern-facing window is the best if you stay in the northern hemisphere.

How to plant 

You will need to plant it in well-draining soils. It should also be receiving full sunlight. Use the stem cuttings that you obtain using a sterile sharp knife.

The stem cuttings that you will be propagating will be coming from the mother stem. It takes some time to be callous before you place it well-draining moist soil to grow roots.

Care for Crassula muscosa

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The care tips that your crassula will need after you grow are watering, fertilizer, and suitable conditions. It’s a beautiful houseplant that will grow thriller leaf arrangements. Here are the lead care tips that will come in handy with your great houseplant.

Soil and fertilizer

Succulent plants do not need loamy or clay soils! It will grow best in sandy soil that excels in draining excess water. Well-draining soil is the best. It will protect your plant from diseases such as root and stem decay.

Your crassula plant will need some soluble fertilizer during feeding seasons. Do not apply fertilizer during winter. If you don’t have fertilizer, you do not need to worry because it is not necessary.

Sunlight and water

The best watering method for the plant is the soak and dry. You will have to wait until the soil dries out completely before you water it again. In instances where you grow it outdoors in full sun, frequent watering will be essential.

Sunlight requirements are the same as other types of succulent and will do well on a bright sunny day, but of course, it should not be too much.

Temperature and humidity

Succulent plants can survive arid conditions where it is hot during the day, yet can be very cold at night. Temperatures below 21 degrees Fahrenheit may not be favorable, but of course, it should not be facing harsh hot temperatures.

Moderate temperatures are the best for the growth of these plants. Humidity, on the other hand, should not be high or low.


Warm-season remains to be the best season for repotting this succulent houseplant. Use dry soil when you want to repot your plant. Shake off old soil before you replant it in a new pot. Repotting is an opportunity to get rid of damaged stems or roots.

Watch chain pruning and propagation

Every plant needs pruning. Trimming off some parts of growth will help in managing the shape and appearance of your succulent. You can use the stem parts from the mother stem for propagation.

Indoor planting can be quite invasive, and it will be best if you place it outdoors to develop trails. Always use a sterile sharp knife to remove the stem cuttings, then allow the stem cuttings to dry-up before you cultivate them in moist soil. It may take some weeks for it to begin growing roots.

Watch chain pest and diseases

The only disease which is rampant with all the succulent plants is root and stem decay. Root rot originates from excess watering or substrate pooling which will favor the growth of fungi.

Aphids, scale insects, and mealybugs are the pests that won’t miss out on these plants. You can take care of your plant by using insecticides to destroy the pest.

Manage your watering so that your plant does not get a root decay disease. You can apply fungicides in instances where the crassula is already being affected by the fungi.


how to grow care for crassula muscosa

To conclude, your houseplant will grow if you take care of all essential care requirements that it will need. It is not hard work caring for the succulent plants. You need to take the first step.

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