Crassula capitella 'Campfire'
Accepted Scientific Name
Crassula capitella Thunb.
Crassula 'Blaze', Crassula 'Campfire', Crassula 'Flame'
Crassula capitella 'Campfire' is an attractive succulent with thick, fleshy, propeller-like leaves that turn from light green into brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red in full sun. It is a plant with a sprawling habit, usually growing up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and 3 feet (90 cm) wide.
The flowers are white or cream-colored and appear in clusters in summer and fall.
Crassula capitella 'Campfire' is a form of Crassula capitella selected for its red foliage.
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 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, ensure 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 cover the dish until they sprout.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot your Crassula, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, removing any rotted or dead roots. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill it with potting soil, spreading the roots 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.
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