Plant Care Fairy Crassula

Fairy Crassula

About Fairy Crassula

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 multicava

Also known as

Fairy Crassula

How to care for Fairy Crassula

💦 Water

How often to water your Fairy Crassula

Water needs for Fairy Crassula
0.5 cups
every 12

Fairy Crassula 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 Fairy Crassula

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Fairy Crassula in your home

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

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

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

Fairy Crassula does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Fairy Crassula

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Fairy Crassula 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!

Benefits of Growing Fairy Crassula →

Common Fairy Crassula Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Fairy Crassula 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.

Fairy Crassula Water Frequency →

Fairy Crassula Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Fairy Crassula 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 🏡.

Fairy Crassula Light Requirements →

Fairy Crassula Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Fairy Crassula 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. Fairy Crassula is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.

Fairy Crassula Toxicity to Cats →

Fairy Crassula Toxicity to Dogs →

Fairy Crassula Toxicity to Humans →

💨 Humidity

Fairy Crassula 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.

Fairy Crassula Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Fairy Crassula 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 Fairy Crassula →

When and How to Successfully Repot Fairy Crassula →

💩 Fertilizer

Fairy Crassula 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Fairy Crassula →

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Fairy Crassula 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

Fairy Crassula is native to South Africa.

🌸 Flowers

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

Fairy Crassula Flowers →

🌱 Propagation

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

How to Propagate Fairy Crassula →

🧐 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 Fairy Crassula. 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 Fairy Crassula

Fairy Crassula

Fairy Crassula

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.

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