Crassula capitella ssp. thyrsiflora - Red Pagoda


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Red Pagoda (Crassula capitella ssp. thyrsiflora) (Tölken): An eye-catching tower of stacked, triangular leaves. It is native to South Africa where its long stems sprawl and form mats on dry, rocky slopes. In cultivation, Red Pagoda can spill nicely from containers or be planted as a ground cover in frost-free climates (zone 9+).

C. capitella thyrsiflora has a glossy green base color, but flushes deep burgundy with moderate stress, such as full sun, extended drought, or cool winter temperatures. The stems grow to about 8.0" long and re-root easily where they bend down to the soil or from stem cuttings. This variety can bloom in summer or fall with lots of tiny, white flowers.

Red Pagoda needs plenty of sunlight to maintain its color and form. For indoor growing, place near a sunny window or under a grow light. Use containers with drainage holes and a gritty, well-draining soil that contains coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait to re-water until the soil is completely dry.

PLEASE NOTE: These leaves are very fragile and may fall off during shipping, but will grow back.

Full Crassula Guide

Color - Primary

Red / Burgundy

Color - Secondary

Green / Lime

Bloom Color

White Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height


Growth Habit / Shape

Vertical Grower / Tall Stem

Growth Habit / Shape

Hanging / Trailing


Blooms in Summer

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

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