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Watch Chain Plant

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The Watch Chain Plant, or Crassula muscosa, is a small succulent that grows into a tiny bush. It grows up to a foot tall. The overlapping stacked green leaves completely hide the stems and are tightly compacted. The unique plant is often compared to undersea coral because of how it looks. The delicate leaves are reminiscent of tight jewelers links that are used to attach a pocket watch to a vest. There are small yellow and green flowers that appear tight along with the leaves on the stems in spring to mid summer.

Growing Watch Chain Plants

This plant is only winter hardy in zones 9-11. However, you can grow these succulents indoors as long as the plant gets at least 5 hours of direct sunlight in a south facing window. Plant in well drained soil. Only water once the dirt has completely dried out. These are native to South Africa.

Watch Chain Plant Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Foliage Color(s): Green, Lime Green
Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height: 1 Foot
Spread: 1-2 Feet
Soil Type: Porous, Rocky, Sandy
Habit: Upright
Watering: Dry, Moderate
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Uses: Indoor/Outdoor
Other Uses: Rock Garden
Type: Succulent/Annual
Scientific Name: Crassula muscosa lycopodioides 'Watch Chain'
Common Name: Watch Chain Plant
Other Name(s): Rattail Crassula, Princess Pine

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Watch Chain Plant Show Reviews

  • 4
    cool plant but it died

    Posted by Susan C. on Apr 21st 2020

    I have this growing in my succulent planter, but it died after a year or so. not sure what went wrong. its such a cool looking plant, so I'm very annoyed by this. Can't blame plant addicts, but still disappointed. I might buy one again after more research on how to care for it. because I like it that much.