Crassula ovata f. variegata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’ is a slow growing evergreen succulent that grows shrubs of up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall. It has shiny, round and fleshy green leaves with cream colored variegation. They are up to 2 inches (5 cm) long with red edges when received a lot of sunlight. Its nickname ‘Hummel’s Sunset’ comes from the colors of sunset (yellow, red, orange) this plant displays. The colors even get more vibrant in cold weather. Crassula ovata f. variegata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’ blooms clusters of white or pale pink starry flowers from late winter to early spring.
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial sun. Water: Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the soil to prevent rot and fungal diseases. Reduce watering in the winter. Soil: Porous and well-drained. Optimal pH is around 6.0 (slightly acidic). Temperature: Average summer temperatures from 65ºF/18ºC to 70ºF/21ºC are ideal. In winter, it can survive temperatures as low as 50ºF/10ºC. Fertilizer: Feed once with a controlled-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season. Propagation: You can propagate Crassula ovata f. variegata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’ by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. The easiest way is to propagate from a single leaf: put the leaf in a succulent or cacti mix, then cover until it sprouts.
Hardiness: USDA Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (10 °C).