Plant Care Crassula 'Purple Dragon'

Crassula 'Purple Dragon'

About Crassula 'Purple Dragon'

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!

Taxonomy

Crassula multicava 'Purple Dragon'
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Crassula 'Purple Dragon'

Water

How often to water your Crassula 'Purple Dragon'

Water needs for Crassula 'Purple Dragon'
0.5 cups
every 12

Crassula 'Purple Dragon' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Crassula 'Purple Dragon' in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Growing Crassula 'Purple Dragon' in Colorado Springs right now

Light needs for plant Crassula 'Purple Dragon' in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 23rd, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Colorado Springs is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …

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Light needs for plant Crassula 'Purple Dragon' in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 24th, 2023

This month, Colorado Springs is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hour…

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Finding light for Crassula 'Purple Dragon' in your home

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

Crassula 'Purple Dragon' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Colorado Springs, Colorado ⛅.

Crassula 'Purple Dragon' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Crassula 'Purple Dragon'

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

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Care Summary for Crassula 'Purple Dragon'

Crassula 'Purple Dragon'

Crassula 'Purple Dragon'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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