Crassula Corymbulosa Care [Grow This Unique And Easy Plant]

Crassula Corymbulosa Care

Crassula Corymbulosa Care

Crassula corymbulosa goes by several names including Crassula Capitella thyrsiflora and popular varieties Red Pagoda and Shark’s Tooth.

It is a beautiful and easy to care for succulent whatever you call it, and we will discuss Crassula corymbulosa care so you can make it thrive in your garden.

Crassula Corymbulosa Varieties

Crassula is a large family of succulents that includes jade plants and many other popular succulents.

Crassula is a genus of succulent plants containing about 200 accepted species, including the popular jade plant (Crassula ovata).They are members of the stonecrop family (Crassulaceae) and are native to many parts of the globe, but cultivated varieties originate almost exclusively from species from the Eastern Cape of South Africa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crassula

Crassula Corymbulosa is also known as Crassula Capitella and there are various cultivars of this plant too. It is often sold as Red Pagoda and Shark’s Tooth.

As far as I can tell there are no real differences between the two. Just be aware when you buy them they will probably be green.

How To Care For A Crassula Red Pagoda Video

Crassula Corymbulosa Care

This plant and its varieties are very easy to care for and a great choice for beginning gardeners and succulent enthusiasts alike.

It is exposure to bright light that brings out the striking colors in this plant. When kept under lower light conditions it will remain green.

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Crassula Corymbulosa is a small, slow-growing succulent that typically reaches about six to ten inches in height.

It has a unique stacked or tiered growth habit that resembles a pagoda and with enough sunlight, it produces pretty red and purple leaves. As a bonus, it produces pretty little white flowers in the summertime.

Crassula Corymbulosa care is not difficult and this plant makes an excellent addition to any succulent collection.

Crassula Corymbulosa Light Requirements

This plant really loves light. In fact, it needs bright light to develop its gorgeous colors. Place it in a south window and it will be happy.

If you don’t give it enough light it will start to etiolate and stretch and become leggy.

If you don’t have a bright enough window for this plant consider getting a LED grow light for your succulent plants.

Crassula Corymbulosa Watering

Like most succulents, this plant grows in a dry climate and stores water in its leaves.

So it likes dry feet. You should water it thoroughly and then allow the pot to drain. Remove any water from its saucer. Then let the soil totally dry before watering again.

Overwatering can cause root rot which can kill your plant so it is better to underwater this plant than to overwater it.

Crassula Corymbulosa Soil

This plant is not picky about its soil as long as it is well draining. You can use a succulent or cactus potting mix or make your own.

You can make your own by using potting soil or coco coir in a 50/50 mix with perlite.

Potting Your Crassula Pagoda Or Shark’s Tooth Plant

It is always a good idea to repot your Crassula succulent after you receive it. Use a pot one size larger than the one it grew in and be sure to use fresh potting media to fill in the new pot.

After that, you may want to repot it every 2 or 3 years unless it gets overcrowded.

Hint: If the pot gets crowded you can remove offsets and use them to make new plants and free up space.

However, it is a good idea to repot it every 2 or 3 years because potting soil does get old and this provides fresh soil for it to grow in.

Crassula Corymbulosa Propagation

Like most other succulents this plant is easy to propagate by using offsets or stem cuttings.

Although it takes longer you can even propagate your Red Pagoda or Shark’s Tooth plant with a single leaf cutting.

Offsets are small plants that grow out from the base of the main plant, and they can be carefully removed and replanted. 

Often they will already have some roots attached but if not you can help them along by dipping the end in rooting powder and planting them in a moist potting mix.

Stem cuttings can be taken from the main plant and then planted in well-draining soil.

Remove the bottom few leaves so you have a bare stem to place in your potting soil.

Some people recommend letting them callous over before replanting. I don’t really think this is necessary particularly if you use a rooting hormone to dip the cut end in.

Although it takes longer, you can even propagate your Red Pagoda or Shark’s Tooth plant with a single leaf cutting.

To do this, simply remove a leaf from the main plant and allow it to callous over for a few days.

Once the leaf has calloused, you can then plant it on top of moist well-draining soil.

With a little patience, your new plant will soon take root and begin to grow a new plant from the leaf base.

Crassula Corymbulosa Care Final Thoughts

Crassula Corymbulosa is a beautiful plant that is easy to care for and propagate.

So if you are looking for a new succulent to add to your collection, be sure to check out Crassula Corymbulosa!

You can choose from Red Pagoda or Shark’s Tooth varieties and if you give them enough light they will reward you with beautiful red foliage.

Just remember to give them bright light and don’t overwater them and your plants will grow and thrive.

We hope you found this post about Crassula corymbulosa care helpful and informative. Happy Gardening!