Crassula 'Shark's Tooth' (Succulent)

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Shark's Tooth (Crassula corymbulosa also known as C. capitella thyrsiflora) (Tölken): A stemmed succulent with tall stacks of narrow, pointed leaves that flush red when gently stressed by sun and drought. In the wild, it grows on dry, rocky slopes in Namibia and South Africa and blooms mid-summer to fall. It is a freely-branching, vigorous grower and in its preferred growing conditions it can develop into a dense mat of ground cover.

Soft succulents will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. They need ample sunlight, good drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.

This variety is easy to re-root from stem cuttings. Look to our Succulent Cuttings Guide for tips on succulent propagation.

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary

Red / Burgundy

Bloom Color

White Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Filtered / Partial Sun

Maximum Height

6"-8"

Maximum Rosette Size

Under 3"

Growth Habit / Shape

Vertical Grower / Tall Stem

Product Format

3.5" Pot

Special Characteristic

Fast Grower, Easy to Propagate