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Crassula capitella 'Campfire' (Campfire Crassula)


Scientific Name

Crassula capitella 'Campfire'

Accepted Scientific Name

Crassula capitella Thunb.

Common Names

Campfire Crassula


Crassula erosula 'Campfire', Crassula subacaulis subsp. erosula 'Campfire', Crassula cocinea 'Campfire', Crassula 'Blaze', Crassula 'Flame'

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae
Genus: Crassula


Crassula capitella 'Campfire' is an attractive form of Crassula capitella with fleshy, propeller-like, light green leaves that turn into brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red in full sun. It is a succulent with a sprawling habit and grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and up to 3 feet (90 cm) wide. Clusters of white flowers appear in summer.

Crassula capitella 'Campfire' (Campfire Crassula)

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USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Crassulas are easy to grow, but they are susceptible to mealy bugs and fungal diseases. As with all succulents, overwatering is sure to be fatal, so err on the side of too dry rather than too wet. Never let your plant sit in water. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes.

These succulents are generally started by division, offsets, or leaf cuttings. Crassulas can be easily propagated from a single leaf. Sprout leaves by placing them into a potting mix for succulents, then covering the dish until they sprout.

Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot your Crassula, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Crassula.


This succulent is a form of Crassula capitella with leaves that turn bright red in full sun.


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