Red Pagoda

Crassula capitella ssp. thyrsiflora

Pagoda Village, Shark's Tooth

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The Red Pagoda is a branching perennial succulent that at first appears as pink tinged rosettes and then later the leaves become pagoda shaped and turn red. The thick, spirally-arranged leaves are bordered with bright pink, red or sometimes orange. Each new rosette grows above an older rosette. New leaves are mostly green and small but increase in size and colour as they descend the plant’s stem. The plant is also called shark’s tooth due to the triangular serrated pads.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Winter, Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Deteriorates after flowering which is a good time to prune and replant.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take about 5-10cm long cuttings andremove bottom leaves. lay on top of sandy soil mix and soon roots will form to grow into the soil!

Seed

Surface sow seeds in Summer; spacing 22-30 cm apart; Germination time is 30-90 days

Division

Divide a pot into 2 and repot.

Special features

Drought resistant

Once established need little water to grow.

Pot plant

It is also a wonderful container plant, provide good drainage.

Special features

Origin

Drier parts of Soutern Africa

Natural climate

Mediterranean and Semi-arid

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Ornamental

Excellent ornamental plant which is highly recommended for adding permanent colour in the garden. It can be used for edging, as filler, and it is also suitable for coastal gardens, and sunny rockeries. It is recommended as a water-wise plant. It is also a wonderful container plant.

Personality

Family

Crassulaceae

Flower colour

Cream, White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Generally problem free.

Companion plants

Plant with other succulents species.
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