Plant Care crassula shark tooth

crassula shark tooth

About crassula shark tooth

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 'Red Pagoda'
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for crassula shark tooth

💦 Water

How often to water your crassula shark tooth

Water needs for crassula shark tooth
0.5 cups
every 12

crassula shark tooth 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 crassula shark tooth

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for crassula shark tooth in your home

Light needs and placement for plant crassula shark tooth: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

crassula shark tooth love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

crassula shark tooth does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of crassula shark tooth in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize crassula shark tooth

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

crassula shark tooth 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 crassula shark tooth →

Common crassula shark tooth Problems →


💦 Water Needs

crassula shark tooth 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.

crassula shark tooth Water Frequency →

crassula shark tooth Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

crassula shark tooth 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 🏡.

crassula shark tooth Light Requirements →

crassula shark tooth 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

crassula shark tooth 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.

crassula shark tooth Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

crassula shark tooth 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot crassula shark tooth →


💩 Fertilizer

crassula shark tooth 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 crassula shark tooth 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

crassula shark tooth 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 crassula shark tooth

crassula shark tooth

crassula shark tooth


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.

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