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Burgundy Crassula

Crassula 'Burgundy'


Burgundy Crassula (Crassula 'Burgundy') at Strader's Garden Centers

Burgundy Crassula foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Burgundy Crassula (Crassula 'Burgundy') at Strader's Garden Centers

Burgundy Crassula

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Other Names:  syn. Crassula platyphylla Burgundy


A beautiful compact jade with oval shaped foliage growing in low, upright mounds; green succulent leaves with flushes of red to burgundy stand out in indoor containers and hanging baskets; small greenish-white flowers occasionally bloom in the spring

Features & Attributes

Burgundy Crassula's attractive succulent oval leaves emerge light green, turning green in color with showy red variegation throughout the year on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. It features delicate clusters of white star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems in mid spring.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Burgundy Crassula can be expected to grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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