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PlantFiles: Crassula
Crassula capitella 'Campfire'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crassula (KRASS-oo-la) (Info)
Species: capitella (kap-ih-TEL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Campfire

Synonym:Crassula erosula

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Alpines and Rock Gardens
Cactus and Succulents

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15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

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5 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive poeciliopsis On Jan 23, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- This is the only member of the genus Crassula that I have ever been able to get to survive the summer in my garden, including both in-ground and pots. I have tried many Crassulas over 25 years. I am in a flood irrigation area (the yard is flooded every other week March-Nov.) and although my succulent beds are raised above the water, the elevated humidity combined with intense summer heat kills Crassula. For some reason Campfire has hung on for over 20 years, although it is always just a small patch huddled up against some rocks in partial shade.

Positive BUFFY690 On Aug 21, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Grew this an just loved it lost mine when taking it in and out Fall of last year...sad day...looking to get some new starts of this plant it's not sold around here anymore.

Positive goldenstate On Oct 6, 2009, goldenstate from Fresno, CA wrote:

Very easy to grow. I started this plant from a cutting and now I have several plants throughout the garden. In full shade they remain green, and in full sun they become a brilliant red/orange. They look great in succulent garden, planted with blue toned agaves and red/black/purple (stressed) aloes. They give a similar effect as euphorbia "sticks on fire". They are flowering for me now in October in central, inland California.

Positive BayAreaTropics On Feb 9, 2007, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Easy to grow and with that incendiary color a very showy plant. Attractive in flower too. I was surprised at how hardy this plant is.Cold that can nip a jade plant didn't affect "Campfire" this year.

Positive palmbob On Apr 24, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Good small fast growing (bordering on invasive!) plant for the garden- excellent winter color- much greener in summer. Great for pots, too.
Very fleshy, soft brilliant lime green to bright red succulent leaves. Flowers in fall only, in Southern California at least. Plants get quite 'leggy' and unattractive at this time, and flowers do not smell good, so is a good time of year to trim them back substantially.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Brea, California
Brentwood, California
Burlingame, California
Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California
Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Fresno, California
Glen Avon, California
Hayward, California
Los Angeles, California (3 reports)
Newbury Park, California
Norwalk, California
Oakland, California
Palm Springs, California
Perris, California
Reseda, California
Richmond, California
San Dimas, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
San Marino, California
Spring Valley, California
Stockton, California
Sunnyvale, California
Valley Village, California
Evans, Georgia
Richmond, Texas

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