Crassula capitella: How to Grow and Care for Campfire Crassula

Crassula capitella Campfire Crassula

Scientific name: Crassula capitella

Common name: Campfire Crassula

The green, propeller-shaped leaves of this fast growing Succulent can turn bright red in full sun or cool weather. It attracts bees and butterflies.

Quick Look at Crassula capitella

  • 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

General Care for Crassula capitella “Campfire Crassula”

There is a lot of interest in the winter garden, where the red color shines through. It can be used as ground cover or as a spiller in container gardens.


The watering needs for a succulent are typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

There is an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Crassula capitella “Campfire Crassula”

Stem cuttings can easily be used to grow Crassula capitella. It can be grown from offsets.

Stem Cuttings

A sterile knife or pair of scissors is needed to grow Campfire Crassula. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.


There will be small offsets around the base of the plant. Pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for a day or two.


  1. Crassula capitella (Campfire Crassula) – Wikipedia

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