Crassula Campfire

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  • Crassula capitella ‘Campfire’ is a branching succulent with stacked and fleshy propeller-like leaves that can turn from bright green to vibrant red when received plenty of bright light. The red color can also intensify from cold winter temperatures. Crassula capitella ‘Campfire’ is a low-growing plant that spreads to form a beautiful mat of 6 inches (15 cm) in height and up to 3 feet (90 cm) wide, so it is perfect as a groundcover. The plant produces clusters of tiny white starry flowers during summer.
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade.
    Water: Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the soil to prevent rot and fungal diseases. Reduce watering in the winter.
    Soil: Porous and well-drained. Optimal pH is around 6.0 (slightly acidic). Temperature: Average summer temperatures from 65ºF/18ºC to 70ºF/21ºC are ideal. In winter, it can survive temperatures as low as 50ºF/10ºC. Fertilizer: Feed with a controlled-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season.
    Propagation: You can propagate Crassula capitella ‘Campfire’ by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. The easiest way is to propagate from a single leaf: put the leaf in a succulent or cacti mix, then cover until it sprouts.
  • Hardiness: USDA Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (10 °C).

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