Plant Care Red Pagoda

Red Pagoda

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 01/24/2023

4.2 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Red Pagoda has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Red Pagoda has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Red Pagoda

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 capitella

Also known as

Crassula Campfire, Campfire Plant, Red Flames, Pagoda Village and Red Origami

How to care for Red Pagoda


How often to water your Red Pagoda

Water needs for Red Pagoda
0.5 cups
every 12

Red Pagoda 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 Red Pagoda

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 Red Pagoda in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red Pagoda: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Red Pagoda love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Red Pagoda does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Red Pagoda

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

Difficulty Level

Red Pagoda 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!

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Care Summary for Red Pagoda

Red Pagoda

Red Pagoda

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

Red Pagoda has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Red Pagoda has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Red Pagoda has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Red Pagoda has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Red Pagoda has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
@MeganO avatar
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 20,375 XP
globe Washington, DC

Succulent so super easy. Draining soil and lots of light to make it happy.

Survivor Survivor
@honeyyvoiced avatar
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 7,789 XP
globe Mount Prospect, IL

Extremely beautiful but also very topsy turvy. Can get quite too heavy and brown easily

Browns easily Browns easily
@KikiGoldblatt avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 120,601 XP
globe Oliver Springs, TN

I raised these from cuttings and they seem to have survived so far.

Survivor Survivor
@KikiGoldblatt avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 120,601 XP
globe Oliver Springs, TN

I grew these from cuttings, it took about 6 weeks for her to grow her own roots so I could pot her. She seems to grow at somewhat a slow rate.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Deanna avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 429 XP
globe Kansas City, MO

Leave him alone

Becca avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 41 XP
globe Greensburg, KY

It’s very pretty and tougher

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@Maria avatar
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 5,697 XP
globe Highland, CA

Picked up this twig off the ground and now it’s just growing nonstop. Kinda regret propagating all the leaves that fell, it really grows too easily. Almost like an unwanted weed.

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

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