Crassula Campfire (Crassula Capitella)

In a time when succulent plants are in fashion, you will know the benefits of the Crassula Campfire or Crassula Capitella, a very special plant that becomes a novelty for lovers of this plant group.

Also known as the Flame of Fire or the Crassula Campfire, it is also famous for being considered a “succulent of millionaire” because it attracts money to you home. Myth or Reality? The truth is that nobody knows it but if by that chance you have this plant in your house Im sure you love it.

Characteristics of Crassula Campfire or Crassula Capitella

Just seeing this plant one discovers the beauty and particularity of the species.

It is a plant of very special and attractive leaves, very rigid, with pink rosettes that are arranged along the stems of the plants and end at the tip.

The leaves are fleshy because they are in charge of storing the water and one of the most striking aspects is that the tone of the red of the leaves varies according to the time of day, being more intense in the hours of stronger sun.

The flowers appear in summer and have a spike shape, are white and give off a mild aroma.

The Crassula Capitela is one of the types within the Crassula group, a genus that belongs to the Crassulaceae family.

To this genus belong more than 600 species of succulent plants and most are native to South Africa, as is the case with this plant.

Tips to take care of the Crassula Campfire(Crassula Capitella)

The Crassula Capitella is a perennial dwarf shrub that can reach a maximum height of 25 centimeters and is a biennial plant.

Propagation

It is easy to reproduce so you can multiply it until you are tired because it will be enough to divide the plant to obtain new shoots.

To grow “Campfire Crassula” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

If propagating from seed, sow in well-draining soil in the fall. You can grow your seeds outdoors if you live in a zone above 9a. If you live in a cooler area, you can begin sowing indoors under a grow light

Watering

The most important thing when it comes to the care of Crassula Capitella is to avoid excessive irrigation because it does not tolerate moisture.

It should be somewhat dry to be too wet.

On the other hand, it is sensitive to insects and fungi so it must be checked periodically to detect possible pests or diseases.

Transplant

From time to time it is recommended to perform a transplant, always during the summer, always placing the plant in a sunny or semi-shade place.

Temperature

Avoid temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius because it is not resistant to cold is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 ° F (-1.1 ° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors.

It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

Outside of these cares, there is not much else to do but see your plant grow healthy and strong because it does not need pruning or special fertilizers.

Remember the issue of watering and your Crassula Capitela will look healthy.