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Crassula pellucida, also known as the "Calico Kitten" or "Variegated Jade," is a small succulent plant that is commonly grown as a houseplant. It is native to South Africa and features small, colorful leaves that range from green to pink, cream, and white. Here are some tips on how to take care of Crassula pellucida as a houseplant:

1. Lighting: Place your Crassula pellucida in a bright location with indirect sunlight. It thrives in a well-lit area, but direct sunlight can cause the leaves to scorch.

2. Watering: Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Succulents, including Crassula pellucida, are adapted to survive in arid conditions, so overwatering can lead to root rot. Water thoroughly and then let the soil dry completely before watering again.

3. Soil: Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix. This type of soil allows excess water to drain away quickly, preventing waterlogged roots.

4. Temperature and Humidity: Crassula pellucida prefers average room temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C). It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures during the winter months. The plant thrives in low humidity environments, making it suitable for indoor conditions.

5. Fertilizer: Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the winter months when the plant is in a dormant phase.

6. Pruning: Crassula pellucida can develop a trailing habit, making it suitable for hanging baskets or cascading displays. If the plant becomes leggy or starts to lose its variegation, you can trim it back to encourage new growth.

7. Propagation: Crassula pellucida can be propagated easily from stem or leaf cuttings. Simply take a cutting, allow it to dry for a day or two, and then plant it in well-draining soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until new roots and growth appear.

Remember that different environmental conditions and care routines may affect the specific needs of your Crassula pellucida. Observing the plant closely and adjusting care accordingly will help you ensure its health and beauty as a houseplant.

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