Plant Care Crassula 'Calico Kitten'

Crassula 'Calico Kitten'

Also known as

Crassula marginalis rubra. 'Variegata

Taxonomy

Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis 'Variegata'
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Crassula 'Calico Kitten'

💦 Water

How often to water your Crassula 'Calico Kitten'

Water needs for Crassula 'Calico Kitten'
0.5 cups
every 12

Crassula 'Calico Kitten' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Crassula 'Calico Kitten'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Crassula 'Calico Kitten' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Crassula 'Calico Kitten': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Crassula 'Calico Kitten' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Crassula 'Calico Kitten' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Crassula 'Calico Kitten' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Crassula 'Calico Kitten'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Crassula 'Calico Kitten': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Crassula 'Calico Kitten' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Crassula 'Calico Kitten' thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Crassula 'Calico Kitten' requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Crassula 'Calico Kitten' enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.


🪴 Soil

Crassula 'Calico Kitten' is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Crassula 'Calico Kitten' grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Crassula 'Calico Kitten' to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Crassula 'Calico Kitten' is native to South Africa.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Crassula 'Calico Kitten'

Crassula 'Calico Kitten'

Crassula 'Calico Kitten'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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