How to care for and propagate Crassula rupestrisCrassula rupestris care and propagation informationPin

Crassula rupestris

This small succulent has wedge-shaped green leaves that stack as they grow up the stem. It branches out on many stems, growing tall and then wide. Watch for white flowers in the spring.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12 in (30.5 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 36 in (91.5 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20°F | -6.7°F)

  • Not cold-hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings, leaves

  • Can be toxic to people and pets

  • Summer dormant

Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Crassula rupestris

Crassula rupestris is perfectly suited for miniature gardens and terrariums. It grows tall and then begins to trail.


Crassula rupestris 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.

And be sure to get our FREE watering cheat sheet so you can learn how to tell if your succulents are getting too much water (and how to save them if needed).

Where to Plant

Crassula rupestris 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. Not suited for indoor growing, however if you must bring it indoors through the winter, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Crassula rupestris

Crassula rupestris can be propagated by stem cuttings and leaves.


To grow Crassula rupestris 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 it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.


To propagate Crassula rupestris from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success.

Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is completely dry.

Often Mistaken For

Crassula perforata 'Tom Thumb'

succulent tracker app plant editor screen example

Stop killing your succulents with the help of this easy-to-use app

Keeping track of watering and remember the name of your succulent can be tricky. The Succulent Tracker App helps with both! Plus, it allows you to keep a photo history of your succulent, record when you repot or treat for pests, along with a number of other helpful actions.

Set a watering schedule for your succulent and the app will remind you when it’s time to water (so you’re not left wondering when you watered last).

Give it a try today to help you help your succulents thrive! Available on Apple and Android devices.