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

General Plant Information (Edit)
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
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


Posted by plantmanager (NM - Zone 7b) on May 26, 2018 9:19 AM

This has been an amazing plant! It glows red with the cold, or when it gets lots of sun. It's easy to propagate. I just remove a piece and stick it back in the soil. It roots quickly. This is a perfect plant for sharing with friends, and for using as fillers in pots and in ground places that need a bit more greenery.

The only bad thing about my plant is that indoors it is prone to mealybugs. You have to stop them quickly, or you lose the plant. The mealybugs haven't been a problem with plants grown outdoors.

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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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