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Crassula capitella

Campfire
Plant Type:

General Size: small

Flowering Time: summer

Flowering Colour: white

Specifications: evergreen | fast growing | semi shade | sun | waterwise

Description

This Crassula is sometimes called Crassula erosa. It is found in Gauteng, Free State and the Eastern Cape. It is drought tolerant and will cope with a light frost. it spreads by making runners so is ideal for a hanging basket. The leaves are bright green with orange tips but in the cold weather or in the full sun the whole plant turns dark orange to red. If it is planted in the shade it stays lime green. It has tiny white flowers in summer. This is the larval host plant for the Tailed Black-eye butterfly.