Crassula capitella 'campfire' Campfire Crassula (english)

Taxonomy

Family CRASSULACEAE
Genus Crassula
Specie capitella 'campfire'
SA Plant Number
Basionym Crassula capitella 'campfire'

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Description

Crassula capitella ‘Campfire’ is a hardy, evergreen, small, branching succulent that has prostrate and fleshy propeller-shaped leaves.The foliage is lime-green with red tips.If you plant it in full sun and limit the water the leaves turn bright red.The foliage is the best feature of this succulent plant.

Spikes of insignificant white, star-shaped flowers are borne in summer and attract bees, butterflies and other tiny insects.

It makes a particularly pretty hanging basket.

Plant in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil.Prune after flowering.

Size: up to 20cm

Wildlife

Good bee plant:
Spikes of insignificant white, star-shaped flowers are borne in summer and attract bees
Butterfly plant:

butterflies and other tiny insects love its insignificant white, star-shaped flowers .

Uses

Container plant:
It makes a particularly pretty hanging basket.

Distribution

KwaZulu Natal, Free State, Western Cape
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