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Red Crassula

Crassula coccinea

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

30cm

60cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Red Crassula Overview

When hiking up Table Mountain in midsummer to find the red disa, Disa uniflora, in flower, one is sure to also see the brilliant red crassula, Crassula coccinea, hanging from the cliffs. If lucky, and patient, one will also see the mountain pride butterfly, Aeropetes tulbaghia, which pollinates both.

Common problems with Red Crassula

How to propagate Red Crassula

Cuttings

The seed may be sown outdoors after frost danger has passed or stem cuttings may be taken in the summer months if you live in a warm region.

Seed

Special features of Red Crassula

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Other uses of Red Crassula

Rock garden, ornamental, greenhouse, indoors

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