TemperatureHardy to 40° F. Crassula in general cannot tolerate long periods of temperatures below 40° F. Keep in a well-ventilated area away from heat vents and cold drafts.
LightHigh light to full sun. Needs high light to maintain its bright red flowers.
WaterWater sparingly.
FertilizerNone needed.
SoilAny coarse well-draining soil.
USDA Zone(s)9-11
Care Information
Native to South Africa, Scarlet Paintbrush is a Crassula and is named after its striking red flowers and also known as “Propeller Plant” for its thick pairs of flat leaves. The fleshy leaves of the plant retain water which lends itself to low water maintenance. Once the flowers open it will stay vibrant in color for 2-3 weeks before the flowers start to shrivel.