Crassula (Crassula capitella 'Campfire') in the Crassulas Database

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: Lightly fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Celebrating Winter Interest!Celebrating Winter Interest!
February 14, 2015

Pine cones, seed heads, winter bloomers, colorful red berries, and much more! Let's kick off Winter Interest Week with a look at the most popular plants in our database that give some kind of interest to our gardens in the winter. We also introduce a new gallery option in our database for winter interest, with bonus acorns this week!

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Posted by jojoe (Thomson,Ga. - Zone 8a) on Nov 7, 2012 2:26 AM

This plant seems to grow just to propagate. You can just cut a piece of it off, stick it in some soil, and it roots. I've never had a plant easier to root!!!

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Posted by TLeaves (Ramona, CA - Zone 9b) on Jan 6, 2013 8:37 PM

The red color increases with more sun.

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Posted by 4susiesjoy (Leonard, Minnesota - Zone 3b) on Aug 29, 2014 7:11 PM

Inside, in the winter, it was a disappointing, plain, green plant, but outside, in the summer, it became a fast-growing, glowing, beautiful Crassula. Even with the cool days and the nights that are sometimes in the 40's, it maintained its glowing red color. As with most succulents, even in the small pot on a hot wall, it was fine if I missed a day or two of watering.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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