Crassula Umbella Wine Cup
Red Bowl Plant, Tire Succulent Plant
Crassula umbella wine cup is quite an interesting cultivar of Crassula Umbella succulent that grows to a height of about 15 cm having an erect and unbranched stem. Its leaves are thin and curved up around edges making a 'wine cup' or upside-down umbrella or bowl-like structure.
At the top of these beautiful 'wine cup' like leaves, it produces green or yellowish-green flowers in late winter or early spring season, that blooms up to 1 inch.
Can be grown indoors if given enough light
Better to keep it near a window where it gets enough sunlight.
Full sun to partial shade
Grows in Winter and Spring
Non-toxic to humans and animals
Not cold hardy
Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall
Propagation by division. offsets and leaf cuttings
Typical water needs for a succulent
Use regular succulent watering methods. Don't know? Learn how to water succulents easily.
Zone 9a (Minimum 20 °F | -6.7 °C)
Details about Crassula Umbella Wine Cup "Red Bowl Plant, Tire Succulent Plant"
General Care for Crassula Umbella Wine Cup
The whole Crassula genus is easy to care for. But it suffers from mealybugs and fungal diseases. So whenever you cut any section, treat it with fungicide.
Crassula Umbella Wine Cup does not require any special watering schedule. You can use the same succulents watering method just like for other succulents plants. It is best to water when the soil is completely dry. Otherwise, its roots may rot in wet soil.
Where to Plant
If you live in a colder environment, where temperature can go below 20 °F (-6.7 °C), You should plant Crassula Umbella 'Wine Cup' in a container. Because it is not cold hardy and you'll be able to bring it inside in winter. Also, don't forget to use perfect DIY Soil for the container. Alternatively, you can get a pre-mixed succulents soil as well. Click here to know more about it.
This succulent needs more sunlight. So plant where it gets about 5-6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
How to Propagate Crassula Umbella Wine Cup
Crassula Umbella 'Wine Cup' can be propagated by division, offsets, and leaf cuttings. Propagating by offsets and leaf cuttings might be perfect for beginners, as it is easier.
Propagate by Division
To propagate Crassula Umbella 'Wine Cup' by division, simply dig up the plant and divide it gently into separate parts. Repot the parts in well-draining soil.
Remember to give water when the soil is completely dry. Check out the last section for watering babies in the watering succulents guide.
Propagate by Offsets
Crassula Umbella Wine Cup produces small offsets around its base. Simply pull these offsets and plant them in well-draining soil.
Only give water when the soil is completely dry.
Propagate by Leaf cuttings
When cutting a leaf for propagation, try to gently cut as a whole. I.e. no part of the leaf should be left on the stem. This will increase your chances of successful propagation.
After collecting leaves, callous over for a day or two. Then place the leaves on well-draining soil. Better to place the cut section, a little bit in the soil.
Where to Buy?
This plant is very rare. Only some succulent enthusiasts seem to grow it.