Crassula Capitella Care: Campfire Crassula Growth Guide

Crassula Capitella is a succulent plant that is native to South Africa. It is an easy-to-care-for plant that is popular among gardeners for its low maintenance requirements and striking appearance. Campfire Crassula, as it is commonly known, typically grows in a clumping formation with bright green leaves that are edged in red.

The plants will flower periodically throughout the year, producing small white flowers. Here we are going to share some tips on how to care for your plant.

Watering Conditions

The best way to tell if your Campfire Crassula needs water is to look at the leaves. If they appear limp and flat, it means that the plant is thirsty. If you notice that the bottom of the leaves turn yellow, it usually means that the plant is already dehydrated. Water the Campfire Crassula at least once or twice a week, using room temperature water. You can also mist your Campfire Crassula with a spray bottle about once a week. The plants will appreciate the extra moisture.


Cressula capitella ‘Campfire Crassula’ prefers temperatures between 30°F (*1.1°C) and 50°F (+10°C). However, they are not tolerant of frost or cold drafts. Despite their ability to handle a little bit of freezing, they can’t tolerate temperatures below freezing.


In low light, the Campfire Crassula will grow slowly. If you are growing them indoors, then it is best to place them near a window that receives lots of sunlight. Plants that are grown in low light will also respond well to supplemental lighting. The best way to increase the amount of light is by placing the Campfire Crassula near a sunny window.

Be careful not to place them too close to the windows as they can be damaged easily by sunlight. The amount of light that the Campfire Crassula will need indoors depends on the amount of light that it is receiving in its outdoor habitat. If your plant is in a location where it gets full sun, then it will require little supplemental lighting.

Pruning and Shearing

The Campfire Crassula likes to be pruned regularly. If pruning is done in the summer, it will promote new growth and leaves. However, if pruning is done in the winter, it can promote new growth and leaves but also encourage root rot. Make sure to prune after it flowers so that it does not lose all of its leaves. Also, make sure to prune out any dead or damaged parts of the plant in order to promote new growth and leaf development.


During the first year of growth, it is not necessary to fertilize the plant. However, after the second year of growth, it will benefit from a weekly application of a balanced fertilizer. This can be done by using a fertilizer specifically formulated for succulents.

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Most succulents prefer a soil that is moist to wet. This will promote the roots to grow and the leaves to remain green. However, too much moisture can be detrimental to the plant, especially during the winter when it can cause rotting.

Crassula Capitella ‘Campfire Crassula’ in a pot It’s critical to utilize a succulent container with a drainage hole. This keeps the soil dry and prevents overwatering and root damage on the soil’s bottom by allowing excess water to escape. 

Having a drainage hole in your succulent pot is essential for any succulent. Most experienced succulent growers understand the importance of having a drainage hole in a succulent pot. No worries if your succulent container lacks a drainage hole!

Propagating The Campfire Crassula

Stem cuttings of the Campfire Crassula can be propagated easily. Of course, offsets can be cultivated as well.

Propagation from Stem Cuttings

Use a sterilized, sharp knife or pair of scissors to cultivate “Campfire Crassula” from cuttings. Plant the stem in a well-draining soil after removing the stem from the main plant. When the soil has totally dried up, water it.


“Campfire Crassula” will produce small offsets, sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Crussula

Why is my Crassula campfire green? These crassula succulents thrive in full sun to moderate shade, adore heat, and are simple to root and cultivate. Depending on how much sunshine they receive, they will change color. This succulent’s leaves can be either brilliant apple green or fiery red. They can withstand drought and just require little watering.

Is Crassula capitella an indoor plant?

It will do best on a sunny window sill if you want to keep a Crassula capitella campfire indoors.

How do you stress a campfire succulent?

A succulent must be exposed to bright sunlight for at least six hours per day in order to display vibrant colors. A south-facing window is a necessity if you wish to grow succulents indoors in order to ensure they receive enough light, grow healthily, and retain their vibrant color.

How tall does Crassula campfire grow?

A beautiful form of groundcover, Crussula capitella ‘Campfire’ spreads to form a dense mat of up to three feet in width and up to six inches (15 cm) in height, making it the only plant you will need in your garden. Summer is the time when the plant produces clusters of tiny flowers with a starry appearance.

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