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.
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.