We love this plant for its easy care nature and unusual almost alien-like appearance providing interesting structure and shape. It works well as a potted plant or as a hanging plant.
Crassula Lycopodioides is a succulent also known as the shoelace plant, watch chain or alien worm. These plants are perfectly adapted to dry habitats. The leaves are fleshy and store water.
In its native environment in South Africa, it lives in arid and dry landscapes. It propagates by breaking up easily in the wild when the wind or animals brush past and break small pieces, down to a single leaf away from the mother plant. The small cuttings easily propagate again in the soil spreading the plant far and wide. The main threat to the species is urban development.
In its native habitat, it can be found growing in rocks in wide-open spaces and on cliff edges and does best in bright indirect light.
Crassula make a great houseplant gift for friends or family - surprise them with rainforest style! If you are giving Crassula as a gift, make sure you include your message at the basket stage. We’ll deliver the houseplant along with a free, handwritten card - and we’ll leave out the paperwork with the price on!
Crassula propagate by breaking easily, we will ship and wrap as carefully as we can but it's inevitable that some parts of the plant will break away from the mother plant. These can be easily propagated and it's natural and normal the plant soon grows larger once settled. Please only buy if you understand its normal (and think its fun propagating plants!).
Crassula care level
This plant is easy care, great for beginners.
Where should I put this plant?
likes bright indirect light, it will also enjoy a sunny spot, so it’s not a fussy plant but will burn in full sun.
How should I water this plant?
Water when the top two inches of soil are dry, make sure you don’t overwater this plant.
Should I feed this plant?
Feed once a month in spring and summer with liquid plant food. Why not try our own vegan, organic plant food?
Is this plant suitable if I have pets?
This plant is toxic to cats and dogs.
What size is this plant?
W8cm x H10cm
If you would like more information on caring for houseplants, please have a look at our video here