Plant Care Calico Kitten

Calico Kitten

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Calico Kitten has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Calico Kitten

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 pellucida 'Variegata'
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Crassula marginalis rubra 'Variegata'

How to care for Calico Kitten

💦 Water

How often to water your Calico Kitten

Water needs for Calico Kitten
0.5 cups
every 12

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 Calico Kitten

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Calico Kitten in your home

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

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.

Calico Kitten does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Calico Kitten

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

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.

Calico Kitten Water Frequency →

Calico Kitten Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

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 🏡.

Calico Kitten Light Requirements →

Calico Kitten Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 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

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.

Calico Kitten Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

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!

Best Soil Mix for Calico Kitten →

When and How to Successfully Repot Calico Kitten →


💩 Fertilizer

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 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

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 Calico Kitten

Calico Kitten

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.

What other plant parents say

Calico Kitten has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Calico Kitten has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Calico Kitten has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@SucculentJade avatar
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03/05/2021

Succulent of Crassula variety. This one is also variegated! I love it. So easygoing, drought tolerant and good cover plant!

Fast grower Fast grower
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