Plant Care Crassula Rupestris

Crassula Rupestris

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About Crassula Rupestris

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 rupestris

Also known as

Crassula rupestris, Crassula rupestris, Rosary Vine, Succulent and C. Rupestris

How to care for Crassula Rupestris

💦 Water

How often to water your Crassula Rupestris

Water needs for Crassula Rupestris
0.5 cups
every 12

Crassula Rupestris 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.

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Crassula rupestris in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Crassula Rupestris: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Crassula Rupestris love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Crassula Rupestris does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Crassula Rupestris

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Crassula Rupestris 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 rupestris Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Crassula Rupestris 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 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 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 Rupestris 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 rupestris Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Crassula Rupestris 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 Crassula rupestris →

When and How to Successfully Repot Crassula rupestris →

💩 Fertilizer

Crassula Rupestris 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 Rupestris 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 Rupestris is native to South Africa.

🌸 Flowers

Crassula Rupestris produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

🌱 Propagation

Crassula Rupestris can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Crassula rupestris →

🧐 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 Rupestris

Crassula Rupestris

Crassula Rupestris

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

Crassula Rupestris has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Crassula Rupestris has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Crassula Rupestris has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
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globe Wellington

Super fast grower especially for a succulent

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I got this plant as a freebie online while ordering another plant. This thing survived transit, and still gave me two rounds of blooms over the summer!! It’s easy to tell when it needs water because the bottom leaves get a slight squish to them. I have it right in front of my southwest facing window and it’s so happy :)

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Love this cutie!

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