Crassula erosula 'Campfire', Campfire Crassula

Crassula erosula 'Campfire'

Campfire Crassula
Family: Crassulaceae
Origin: South Africa
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowers

Crassula erosula 'Campfire' (Campfire Crassula) is a small plant reaching 2-5 ft tall and wide, forming an upright vase-like shape. In full sun, the leaves will turn a vibrant red, but under shade or partial shade, they will remain light green.

Campfire Crassula is a drought-tolerant plant, requiring only moderate water and good drainage. They will thrive when watered well during their growing season in the spring and summer but should not be over-watered. The white or off-white flowers appear in late spring to mid-summer and last for several weeks. Its ornamental foliage is attractive throughout the year and it is perfect for hot climates and a great choice for patio containers, rock gardens or native gardens.

In colder regions, Campfire Crassula can easily be grown indoors or in a pot in a sunny location and brought indoors during the winter months. Root rot should be avoided by keeping the soil dry, especially during the winter and should not be allowed to freeze. To provide the plant with the best environment for growing, the potting soil should be well-draining and light, such as a combination of sand, perlite, and regular potting soil. During the growing period, the soil should be watered lightly, until the surface of the soil becomes slightly moist. The frequency of watering depends on the season, the environment, and the type of soil used. In winter, the plant needs less water and should be watered only when the soil is dry.

Campfire Crassula is warm-weather loving plant that is hardy in USDA Zones 9-11. Although growth may slow during cold winters, it is still important to protect it from frost and freezing temperatures. If you grow this plant indoors or in a pot, be sure to provide good ventilation, as this can help protect it from the common succulent diseases, such as root rot and fungal infections.

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