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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Growing Crassula 'Purple Dragon' in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Crassula 'Purple Dragon' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 8th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently very 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will decrease by 25% ☀️

December 8th, 2022

Philadelphia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by 25% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.9 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Crassula 'Purple Dragon' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 7th, 2022

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of …

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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

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.

When to repot Crassula 'Purple Dragon'

Nutrient needs for plant Crassula 'Purple Dragon' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 7th, 2022

The growing potential in Philadelphia is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's bes…

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

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