Crassula tetragona

Native to Southern Africa, this is a popular plant used particularly by bonsai enthusiasts as a miniature pine tree. The plant is erect or spreads shrubless to 1 m, has woody stems with brown bark, with crossed pairs of leaves. Leaves are green to dark green in color. It is hardy and drought-tolerant.

Common Names: Miniature Pine Tree

Height: Grows to about 1m tall, 1m diameter.

Light: Full sun to partial shade.

Water: Water during the summer and spring, making sure it has good drainage. Reduce water in the winter as excess water can damage the plant.

Flowers: Produces tiny white flowers clusters in the springtime.

Propagation: From stem cuttings taken during spring- autumn.

Care: Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions.