Plant Care Calico Kitten

Calico Kitten

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Calico Kitten has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
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!


Crassula pellucida 'Variegata'

Also known as

Crassula marginalis rubra 'Variegata'

How to care for Calico Kitten


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

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

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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 🏡.


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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Care Summary for Calico Kitten

Calico Kitten

Calico Kitten

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

Calico Kitten has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Calico Kitten has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Calico Kitten has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
@aur0ra avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 1,741 XP

my dog knocked this one off my windowsill after only having it for a week and it looked very worse for wear. i propagated a lot of the leaves that had snapped off and repotted them and now look at her! full and thriving. just need to transfer into a hanging pot so her stems don’t continue to grow curved - and to avoid another accident!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@SucculentJade avatar
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 927 XP

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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