Red Bowl Plant, Tire Succulent Plant

Crassula Umbella Wine Cup

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, which blooms up to 1 inch.

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Details about Crassula Umbella Wine Cup "Red Bowl Plant, Tire Succulent Plant"

How to 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.

Where should you plant it?

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 the perfect DIY Soil for the container. Alternatively, you can get 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 water Crassula Umbella Wine Cup?

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.

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.

Pairs Well With

Crassula Umbella, Crassula Buddha's Temple

Facts & Features

  • 3 Propagation Types

    Propagation can be done by division, offsets, and leaf cuttings.

  • 6 inches Tall

    This plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall

  • Grows in Winter and Spring

    Need more care during these times.

  • Indoors Lit Area

    Better to keep it near a window where it gets enough sunlight. OR, keep it outdoors.

  • Non Toxic

    It's safe for humans and pets.

  • Normal Watering

    Use regular succulent watering methods. Learn how to water succulents easily.

  • Not Cold Hardy

    Protect from very low temperatures.

  • Partially Shady Sunlight

    You can keep it in full sun but protect it during the afternoon.

  • Zone 9a

    In this zone, the temperature can drop up to 20° F ( -6.7° C )

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