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Crassula perfoliata var. heterothricha


Plant suitable for use on Green Roofs in the Durban Area

crassula perfoliata var. heterotricha

Crassula perfoliata var. heterothricha

is one of a number of plant species which are presently being tested for their suitability to be grown as Green Roof plants in the Durban region that have initially shown good results. They all occur naturally within a radius of 50 km of the Durban city centre

Crassula perfoliata var. heterothricha is found growing in exposed hot rocky localities in localities with little of no soil and little competition from other plants in the Durban area.

Growth habit
A small to medium ssized branched succulent plant with a neat growth habit. They reproduce naturally by means of vast amounts of very small seed .

Propagation
Crassula perfoliata var. heterothricha very easily from cuttings as well as from seed.

Decorative value
These plants are being grown for their attractive growth habit and very atractive flowers.

Drought resistance
These plants are very drought resistant being well adapted to hot and dry conditions.

Disease and pest resistance
unknown in the green roof application.

Suitability as Green Roof plants
These plants are valuable feature plants in green roof plantings that are going to get the very minimum of or no water in winter as well in combinations with other plants that do not have a vigorous nature as they do not cope well with competition.  Green roofs  with shallow low nutrient soils provide an ideal growing environment for these very attractive flowering plants.

Biodiversity value in the Green Roof landscape
Unknown

Cautions and precautions in the Green Roof application
Care must be taken to ensure good drainage to prevent rotting during establishment.


Ecoman Durban Indigenous Landscape Design Consultant


Bio-Diverse Indigenous Landscaping I design landscapes and gardens that are Bio-Diverse as well as being pleasing to the eye


Landscapes and Gardens that are Nature Friendly


I use my many years of landscape planning and design as well as landscape construction experience coupled to my vast knowledge of the requirements of nature to create habitat suitable for birds, butterflies and other creatures to live and breed in.

 

I always apply the basic principles of good landscape design to create an aesthetically pleasing garden that at the same time satisfies the living requirements of the target creatures that I would like to attract. My speciality is to attract birds, butterflies and solitary bees. I design and build Bio-Diverse Roof Gardens

 

So let Ecoman design and create a garden for you that will be a haven for wildlife such as birds, butterflies, frogs and lizards in the number of species comparable to Kruger National Park.


For all of your Green Roof requirements contact Michael Hickman Specialist in Green Roof Technology at +27 82 061 2593 or email at info@ecoman.co.za


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