Best in gritty, well-draining soil. Water deeply after planting then afterwards only when soil is completely dry if needed. Drought tolerant. Do not overwater. Overwatering may cause edema and result in marred leaf surface. Depending on growing conditions, little or no water is needed as this Crassula stores its own water in its heavy stems and leaves. Prune to maintain shape or prevent top heavy stems from breaking. Self cleaning, the old leaves will dry up and shed. Best with afternoon shade in hot inland climates, or full sun along the coast.