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Crassula multicava

Fairy Crassula, Pitted Crassula

This small branching succulent has woody stems that branch out as it grows. Its green leaves are oval-shapped; on the underside, the leaf can turn red. Watch for white to pink flowers in the spring.

Quick Look:

  • Partial sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall

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

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings, plantlets, seeds

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Summer Dormant

Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Crassula multicava "Fairy Crassula"

Crassula multicava "Fairy Crassula" is a great succulent for beginner gardeners. It can be grown in lower shade or even potted indoors. As it grows, it spreads into a mat.


Crassula multicava "Fairy 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.

It is tolerant to underwatering.

Where to Plant

Crassula multicava "Fairy 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 partial sun to bright indoor light, making it an excellent succulent for indoor or beginner growers.

How to Propagate Crassula multicava "Fairy Crassula"

Crassula multicava "Fairy Crassula" is an easily propagated succulent. You can propagate it by cuttings, plantlets, and seeds.


To grow Crassula multicava "Fairy 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 planting in well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.


Plantlets will fall from the flower of a "Fairy Crassula" and root themselves in the soil below.


To propagate Crassula multicava "Fairy Crassula"from seed, sow your seeds in a well-draining soil. You can grow Aloe seeds outdoors if you live in an zone above 9a. If you live in a cooler area, you can begin sowing indoors under a grow light or on a seed mat.

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