Crassula – Small Red Carpet Stonecrop – Crassula radicans

Garden Height
4 - 8
4 - 8
4 - 8
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
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  • Adaptable as House Plant
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes:

Succulents are long term plants where temperatures remain warm. Garden height is the final height the plant will reach after several years, not the height the plant will reach in one season. Succulents are generally slow growing plants and will take time to mature.

Uses Notes:

Use in succulent combinations, rock gardens, alpine gardens, or as a houseplant

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Grown for Foliage

Hardiness Zones: 11b

Flower Form: Landscape

pH: A - pH 5.5 - 5.8

Fertilization: 50 - 100

Light Requirements: High

Water Requirements: Dry to Moderate

Rooting Out Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature: 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information:

Start in spring for late-spring to summer finish. Sunbelt states can grow year round. PPP: 1 liner per 2" pot, 3 liners per gallon.

Finishing Times [weeks]:

4-5" and Quart Pot: 6-7

Pinching and Growth Regulators:

Most varieties branch on their own. Pinch if plants start to stretch before branching. Prune larger plants when they start to stretch.

Pest and Disease Management:

Watch for scale. Watch for aphids and spider mites in summer. Snails and slugs can be a problem. Overwatering and cold, damp conditions cause root rot. Succulents are very sensitive to pesticide burn. Always conduct a small-scale test application first. Leaf spots and bruising may occur after handling; plants will outgrow symptoms.

Grower Tips:

Start in small pots and repot if desired. Small clay pots are popular with consumers. Zone 10-11. Once established, most succulents are frost tolerant to 25F w/o damage, or 18F with slight damage. Pick off blackened leaves if frost damage occurs. The fleshier the plant, the less frost tolerant it is. Loses color if not in full sun. Moderate grower.

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