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Crassula capitella

Campfire Crassula

This fast growing succulent has green, propeller-shaped leaves that can turn bright red in full sun or cool weather. Its flowers attracts bees and butterflies.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 5″ (61 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 36″ (13 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings, offsets

  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Crassula capitella “Campfire Crassula”

“Campfire Crassula” adds a lot of interest to your winter garden, where the red color shines through. Can be used as ground cover, or as “spiller” in container gardens.

Watering

“Campfire Crassula” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

“Campfire Crassula” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Crassula capitella “Campfire Crassula”

Crassula capitella “Campfire Crassula” is easily propagated from stem cuttings. It can also be grown from offsets.

Stem Cuttings

To grow “Campfire Crassula” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Offsets

“Campfire Crassula” will produce small offsets, sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.