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Crassula capitella 'Campfire' - Campfire Crassula
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Crassula 'Blaze', C. 'Flame']
Height: <1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Crassula capitella 'Campfire' (Campfire Crassula) - Branching succulent with fleshy propeller-like leaves that mature from light green to bright red. Grows prostrate, forming mats about 6 inches tall to 2 to 3 feet tall wide. Clusters of white flowers rest on the leaves in the summer. It does best in part sun and requires shade in hotter inland sites. Although fairly drought tolerant along coast it requires regular irrigation inland. It is not very hardy and will be damaged below 30 degrees F. In colder climates plant this in a container, so it can be moved into a protected area when cold. Makes a nice groundcover in coastal California. Occasionally suffers from foliage edema which is thought to be the result of rapid changes in available moisture. The color is brightest in winter in response to long cool nights and bright sunlight. We are not sure of the species of this plant. It is often listed as a cultivar of Crassula erosula or Crassula subacaulis ssp. erosula which it closely resembles but plants in the garden at the Huntington Botanic Garden are labeled Crassula capitella 'Campfire'.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Crassula capitella 'Campfire'.
 
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