The Campfire succulent
For brilliant colour in the garden or in a container, Crassula capitella is low growing and easy care.
It is the the foliage that turns a brilliant red to orange when in full sun that give this plant its common name.
It will grow indoors however the foliage tends to stay green year round in shade.
Crassula capitella Care
This is a Crassula variety that requires a well drained soil and a sunny position to be at its best.
It grows well in rock gardens and is suited to mass planting as a ground cover plant.
- Plant in a well drained soil
- Water in and keep moist until the plant becomes established, however not wet and soggy soil.
- A little general purpose fertiliser once a year should be ideate
Over time the plant will spread to form a clump to around 1m (3ft) across. It is best to dig and divide the clump every 3 – 4 years to keep its looking at its best.
- Botanical Name – Crassula capitella
- Common Names – Crassula Campfire, Red Flames, Bohobe
- Family – Crassulaceae
- Origins – Southern Africa
- Position – Full sun to at least 4 hours of sun day.
- Soil – Well drained
- Height – To around 15cm (6 inches)
- Spread – To around 1 metre (3ft) over time.
- Foliage – Green leaves in shade that turn to granger and red in full sun.
- Flowers – Small white flowers on short stems.
- Frost tolerant – Mild frosts only and not freezes
- Drought tolerant – Yes once established.