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Crassula Capitella or commonly called campfire plant is a vibrant colored plant that thrives indoors. The plant needs indirect sunlight and makes a good desktop plant.
Crassula Capitella also known as Campfire plant. The plant is also famous by the name as the red flame.
The plant is just beautiful with vibrant pink shade.
They have propeller-shaped leaves with a glossy texture. The plant has one of the unique features that it changes color according to the amount of sunlight they get.
During the summer it would have lime shade on the leaves while it shifts to purple during the winters. They are great to decorate your home whether you want hanging baskets or you want to design your wall full of plants.
The primary benefit is that you can use their cuttings to grow more succulents. The plant calms your mind and has the ability to zen us. The plant was originated in South Africa.
The plant is very easy to grow-anywhere whether it's your rock garden, ground or container.
The plant is drought tolerant and the leaves of the plant usually spread vastly. It has moderate growth rate.
Do regular watering ?weekly watering and regular watering during extreme heat.
They have average water needs. They have basic water needs just like any other succulents. Use a measuring cup while watering as they don't like to sit in water.
Overwatering is fatal for the plant. In that case having drainage holes in the pot would be the best option.
A well-drained soil would be a perfect option.
You can also grow the plant in loamy or sandy soil. The soil should be slightly acidic in nature.
The plant needs partial sun. It cannot survive extreme hot conditions and would require a shade.
During winters it would be the best option to store it in the container to protect it from cold.
They bear flowers during the summer. You can easily see the clump of white flowers on the leaves of the plant in summer.
The average height of the plant is up to 15 cm (around 6 inches) and is 2-3 feet wide
Being a succulent it can go without fertilizer for long periods. To provide better growth you can add diluted fertilizer, especially during summers.
Be careful that you don't give fertilizers to the plant too often, it would damage the plant.
There are total 6 subspecies of the plant and the most common one is capitella.
They are natural healers. They can treat your burns and cuts. They are the best air purifiers and reduces a lot of toxins from the air.
The plant is subjected to many pests like scale insects, ants, slugs and snails. Different pesticides and alcohol can be used to remove the pests.
Many flower plants outgrow the plant. If the flowering plant is old then make sure you remove it then the plant would grow healthy. Some prunes are attractive to look; you can keep them with your plant as it won't harm it.
The best season to re-pot is during summer. Before repotting remove the old soil and add some fertilizers in the new soil to give a fuller growth. Cacti mix should work out.
You can put a new plant or you can re-pot the plant by adding leaf cuttings to generate new plants. It can also be used as a mass cover if you are planting it on the ground.