Plant Care Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Crassula mesembryanthemoides

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About Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Plants in the Crassula genus are amazingly diverse and come in an incredible assortment of sizes and colors. Many of the ones we grow today are native to a small region in South Africa, which makes that diversity even more amazing! They're super low maintenance plants that can handle long periods of drought, so great if you're prone to skipping waters (we won't tell). 🫢 Make sure they get plenty of sunlight and that they're planted in a pot with a drainage hole and they'll be happy as can be!


Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Also known as

Tenelli, Crassula .mesembryanthemoides and Crassula mesembryanthoides

How to care for Crassula mesembryanthemoides

💦 Water

How often to water your Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Water needs for Crassula mesembryanthemoides
0.5 cups
every 12

Crassula mesembryanthemoides 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 mesembryanthemoides

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Crassula mesembryanthemoides in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Crassula mesembryanthemoides: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Crassula mesembryanthemoides love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Crassula mesembryanthemoides does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Crassula mesembryanthemoides: 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 mesembryanthemoides after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Crassula mesembryanthemoides is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Common Crassula mesembryanthemoides Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Crassula mesembryanthemoides 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.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Crassula mesembryanthemoides 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 🏡.

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Crassula mesembryanthemoides Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Crassula mesembryanthemoides is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. Crassula mesembryanthemoides is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.

💨 Humidity

Crassula mesembryanthemoides 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.

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🪴 Soil

Crassula mesembryanthemoides 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!

Best Soil Mix for Crassula mesembryanthemoides →

When and How to Successfully Repot Crassula mesembryanthemoides →

💩 Fertilizer

Crassula mesembryanthemoides 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 mesembryanthemoides 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 mesembryanthemoides is native to South Africa.

🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Crassula mesembryanthemoides bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Crassula mesembryanthemoides can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

🧐 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.

😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Crassula mesembryanthemoides. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!

Care Summary for Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Crassula mesembryanthemoides has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Crassula mesembryanthemoides has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Crassula mesembryanthemoides has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Crassula mesembryanthemoides has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Crassula mesembryanthemoides has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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Such a sweet little succulent that’s got fuzzy leaves!

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Mi bebe es una sobreviviente a todo. Se pone tan secaaaaa y sigue viva por la humedad.

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