Crassula Campfire – Succulent Plant
Crassula capitella (Campfire) is a branching succulent plant with fleshy propeller-like leaves that mature from light green to bright red.
What makes it special: Best for pot culture.
Gives a cooling effect to the eyes.
Easy to grow with low maintenance.
|1||Crassula Campfire – Succulent Plant|
|2||3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
Crassula capitella or the Campfire Plant is a perennial succulent plant native to southern Africa. Campfire crassula is a branching succulent with fleshy leaves that mature from bright lime green to bright red. Great for borders, containers, edging, fillers, ground covers, rock gardens, xeriscaping, and coastal gardens.
Campfire Plant grows as an evergreen and is a flowering succulent. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Campfire Plant is known for its clump-forming habit and growing to a height up to 30 centimeters.
|Common Name||Crassula capitella,Crassula capitella Campfire,Crassula Blaze, Crassula Flame|
|Maximum Reachable Height||up to 30 centimeter|
Planting And Care
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At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plants to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plants.
WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when topsoil (3-4 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
As a rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy season.
Do not over-water the plant.
Apply water preferably in the morning or evening.
Application of FertilizerLoosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.
Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in the current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
Do the repotting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and dispose of them away from the planting area.
Spray Neem, Eucalyptus, or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.
Don’t Do not over-water the plant especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.
Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves because it may cause fungus infection.
Crassula Campfire Care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml ) water when topsoil (3-4 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
Key requirements to keep the plant healthy:
|Sunlight||At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plants to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.|
|Watering||Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml ) water when topsoil (3-4 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.|
|Soil||Soil should be a good drain and fertile, rich in organic content|
|Temperature||20 to 30-degree celsius|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Crassula Campfire Special Feature
The Campfire crassula is a branching succulent with fleshy propeller-like leaves that mature from bright lime green to bright red. Leaves turn bright red if not over-watered and the plant receives direct sun for most of the day, during drought or in cold temperatures.
Crassula Campfire Uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose like borders, containers, edging, fillers, ground covers, rock gardens
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