Gem succulent is one of the most popular succulents in the hobby. They are easy to grow, and they have a wide variety of colors and patterns. There are many different varieties available, but here we will focus on Creminiaceae (little gem) succulents. These plants come from tropical regions such as South America or Australia. The name ‘cremnose’ comes from their shape: they resemble a crescent moon. Some species are greenish blue, while others are white with purple spots. Most species have four petals, some only three. All types of creminosas have six-petaled flowers; however, some have five petals and others even none at all!

Creminiaceae succulents are sometimes called little gem succulents because of their small size. They are not very showy, but they do make beautiful additions to any room. They can live up to 50 years, although most tend to live longer than that. Because of their short life span, it is important that they receive adequate sunlight during the day so that they don’t wither away from lack of water. They need to be kept in a well-drained soil with adequate sun but not too much sun.

Although they can grow in little pots, they do best when planted in the ground. Little gem succulents make great additions to your garden or house and make for great gifts for friends or family.

Little Gem Cremnosedum is a small, 6 petalled, easy to grow plant that is the star of many succulent fans gardens. It is often called a living crystal due to its blue-green colour and growing properties. Some gardeners claim that this plant has magical powers, but I haven’t been able to find any evidence of this.

This plant can be found in all colours of the rainbow (except orange), but the most common is the deep, translucent blue-green colour it usually is. In sunlight, it looks as if the plant is giving off little sparks of blue and purple, which some find very pleasing to look at.

Due to its unique properties, this plant can last for many years if treated properly. However, it can also die within a week if not given the right conditions. It is a rather delicate plant, so I would recommend that you read the rest of the article before deciding to grow it.

Also, while these plants can grow spontaneously in nature, they cannot grow without the correct conditions in your home. If you want one for your garden, you will have to buy it or try growing it. Luckily, this plant is very easy to obtain in most gardening shops. It can also be found occasionally at your local five-seed bundle store.

In-ground growth

When planted in the ground, little gem succulents need a lot of moisture and nutrients. They also need full sun to grow properly. These plants should be watered at least once every two days in the spring, summer, and fall and every three or four days in the winter.

Once every year or two, your little gem succulents should be fed a mixture of water and fertilizer (1 part fertilizer to 4 parts water). If you can’t get your hands on fertilizer, then bone meal tea will do the trick as well. Use a shovel to dig a hole about a foot deep. Then, pour the mixture into the hole and fill it in with the dirt you dug up. This does more than just feed your plant.

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It also replenishes the nutrients it loses as it digests bugs that get caught in its branches.

If you have two or more plants, they should be planted at least five feet apart. This gives them room to grow and avoids competition for nutrients.

Container growth

When grown in a container, these succulents need a lot of sun, but not a lot of water. These plants can easily become root-bound, so it is important that their containers are not too deep or the roots will wrap around and around the edges. They should be planted with the roots just touching the bottom of the container.

These plants should be watered with a mixture of water and fertilizer (1 part fertilizer to 4 parts water). Using a garden sprayer, coat the entire soil surface with this mixture. Do this once every week or two during the spring, summer, and fall. A single dose of fertilizer will not cause this plant’s death, but not fertilizing it at all will result in a weak plant that gets sick and eventually dies.

These plants do not need to be pruned or cut back unless you are trying to create a shape or look for the plant. If this is the case, pruning should be done in the springtime when the plant is starting to grow.

Overall, this plant is extremely easy to care for. If you keep it watered and fed, your little gem succulent should continue to grow and thrive.


As its name suggests, the crescent moon shaped leaves of this plant are a beautiful green color with purple spots. This plant is sometimes used in rock gardens or flower beds. However, rarely is it used alone. It is most often paired with other plants as a “filler” in an arrangement.

In hotter areas, the crescent moon succulent is used for ground cover. In these situations, it is planted in large containers so that when the roots spread out they do not take over the entire garden.

Little gem succulents can also be used in a wide range of craft projects. The round leaves are often painted or turned into magnets or other decorative objects. They can even be stuffed and sewn together with other materials to create pillows and other soft items.

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If you want a new plant, or if you are looking for a new craft idea, consider growing or buying a crescent moon succulent. It is easy to care for and has multiple uses around your home.

How to Care for a Little Gem Succulent

Little gem succulents are some of the most common houseplants. They are relatively easy to care for and grow quite well in a wide range of environments. Many people have at least one little gem succulent in their home. If you want to know how to care for a little gem succulent, just follow these steps.


Little gem succulents can grow in just about any lighting situation. They can live in darkness, but they do not need a lot of light to survive. If you want a houseplant that does not require a lot of light, the little gem is a great choice. A windowsill that gets a few hours of sun each day is perfect for these succulents. If you have no natural light in your home, an artificial plant light will do just fine.

These lights can be set to a timer so that they turn on and off each day.


Little gem succulents need water regularly, but they cannot be over-watered. If the plant is in a pot or container, you should water it until you see water coming out of the bottom of the container. Allow the soil to dry out before watering it again.


Cactus and succulent soil is the best choice for the little gem. You can also use regular potting soil if you mix in some sand or pebbles. This type of soil allows water to drain through it quickly so that the roots do not become waterlogged.


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Little gem succulents need nutrients, but not a lot. It is best to only water the plants with nutrient-filled water. You can buy bottled water from the store that is specifically for plants. If you do not drink bottled water, you can also add a dissolved aspirin to your watering can or container. Aspirin contains nitrogen, which plants need to grow.


Little gem succulents can handle a wide range of temperatures. They can withstand hot and cold weather quite easily. It is best to keep the plant away from a hot or cold draft. If you live in a colder climate, you can move the plant closer to you if you get cold easily.

The ideal temperature for the little gem is between 65 and 85 degrees.


Little gem succulents do not require pruning unless you want to propagate them. To propagate, take a cutting of the succulent and allow it to dry out slightly. Plant the cutting in soil and wait for roots to form.

Propagation is easy with the little gem. Simply remove a leaf from the stem and place it in moist soil. Make sure that the stem is covered with soil. Within a few weeks, you should see new roots start to form at the base of the leaf.

If you want to keep the original plant, you can also divide it. To divide it, simply dig up the entire plant. Separate the clumps of succulent away from the original plant and replant them.

If you want to learn how to care for a little gem succulent, you have come to the right place! With a few simple tips, your plant will survive and thrive.

Happy growing!

You’ve probably seen little gem succulents at the store or in someone’s home and wondered how to take care of it so that it will thrive. This is an easy plant to take care of, as long as you remember a few simple things.


Most succulents do just fine in sunlight. The little gem is no exception. In fact, it thrives in sunlight, and will turn a rich, healthy green.

If you don’t have a lot of sun in your home or work space, you can still grow the little gem succulent. It will survive in lower light conditions, but it won’t turn green. It will turn a pale shade of yellow-white.

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The little gem succulent is very low maintenance when it comes to water. It is a succulent, after all, so it can survive long periods of time without water.

However, this doesn’t mean you should let it sit in a saucer of water. Instead, you should only water the succulent when the top layer of the soil is dry. Dampness is fine, as long as the soil isn’t soaked or waterlogged.

Sources & references used in this article:

Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-care Varieties by DL Baldwin – 2013 –

Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents: Indoor and Outdoor Projects for Unique, Easy-Care Plants–in All Climates by S Asakawa, J Bagnasco, S Buchanan – 2014 –

Intergeneric hybrids in succulents by R Stephenson – British Cactus & Succulent Journal, 1990 – JSTOR



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