Botanical name: Crassula
Botanical name: Crassula
Crassula are flowering succulent plants that make for popular houseplants. A few species are aquatic and often live in brackish water but can become invasive in waterways due to their aggressive growth rate. Terrestrial species make great container plants and are easy to grow. However, many crassula die after flowering.
Species of Crassula
String of Buttons
Commonly described as a "string of buttons," string of Buttons (Crassula perforata 'Corumunea') produced distinctive rosetted bulbs that grow one after another on the stem. The thick and fleshy green leaves are tinged with margins ranging from dark rose to faded pink, which are variable in width and intensity.
Calico kitten (Crassula pellucida 'variegata') is an ornamental succulent variant. Like other succulent species, calico kitten requires infrequent watering, well-drained soil, and plentiful sunlight. Direct sunlight causes a deepening of the coloration in this species.
Red-stem crassula is a native succulent plant of coastal regions in South Africa. Its vibrant red-tinged foliage and pretty flowers makes it a popular landscape plant. On the underside of the leaves there are small black spots that can be mistaken for a disease. However, these dots are actually water-absorbing pores that hydrate the plant.
The flowers of this trailing succulent are milk-white and sweetly scented, and they may last for up to a month on the plant. Young leaves have an unusual outline of white freckles. Krysna crassula was introduced to plant cultivators in 1774 by Mr. Masson, from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, which is the plant's native region.
Red pagoda are flowering succulent plants that make for popular houseplants. A few species are aquatic and often live in brackish water but can become invasive in waterways due to their aggressive growth rate. Terrestrial species make great container plants and are easy to grow. However, many red pagoda die after flowering.
The globulea hispida grows so fast that it often develops a dense "jungle" look. Its leaves appear red or pink when light is sufficient and temperatures are right, with its densely tomentose leaves presenting an adorable, fuzzy look.
Curly jade plant
Curly jade plant (Crassula ovata 'Undulata') is named for the curly shape of its "undulating" leaves, which are colored dark green with very fine, red-purple margins. If left unpruned, it will grow to be somewhat tree-like in appearance, although in miniature.
Swamp stonecrop are flowering succulent plants that make for popular houseplants. A few species are aquatic and often live in brackish water but can become invasive in waterways due to their aggressive growth rate. Terrestrial species make great container plants and are easy to grow. However, many swamp stonecrop die after flowering.
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Miniature pine tree
Miniature pine tree is a succulent that is attractive for having dense-growing leaves that look similar to a needle or sword which resembles the appearance of a small pine tree. It grows clusters of tiny white flowers at the tips of its branches. It can be grown as a container plant or in a rock garden.
Red pagoda (Crassula capitella) is a plant native to southern Africa. Crassula capitella is commonly known as red pagoda, Red Flames or Campfire Plant. This species grows best at temperatures above -1 ℃. The leaves changes from green to red with increased exposure to the sun.
Silver dollar plant
Silver dollar plant (Crassula arborescens) is a 61 to 122 cm succulent shrub species. Silver dollar plant has round gray "Silver Dollar" leaves. This species blooms in winter and produces white and pink flowers.
Propeller Plant is a charming succulent native to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. It produces showy, scarlet red flowers in the summer that have a cinnamon-like smell, very attractive to bees. Propeller Plant can sometimes bloom twice a year. Like many succulents and crassula species, propeller Plant is cultivated worldwide for its ornamental features.
The doily crassula is fast-growing, cold- and drought-tolerant, and very easy to care for. It is a pale red from its leaf margins to its leaf tips, but turns a brighter red when it is receiving sufficient light and the correct temperatures. When light is insufficient, the plant grows excessively and its beautiful red color will fade, eventually turn into an ordinary green.
Red carpet (Crassula pubescens subsp. radicans) is a mat-forming succulent often planted as ornamental ground cover. Red carpet is naturalized throughout the southern hemisphere and indigenous to South Africa. This species is considered suitable to be planted in gardens to fill in spaces between other species. It is frost tolerant and grows in a variety of soil types.
Airplane plant (Crassula perfoliata var. minor) is a succulent named for its fleshy, gray-green leaves that are shaped like airplane propellers. It blooms in summer with a stunning cluster of red flowers. Flowers are small but clusters are dense and bloom for a month or longer. Prefers full sun in sandy, well-drained soil.
The crassula is so similar to the Red pagoda that they are often mistaken for each other. Compared to the Red pagoda, each crassula leaf is thicker and narrower, with the leaf surface rougher and leathery. The crassula is more likely to grow caespitose, and also grows faster than the Red pagoda. When the plant is in full glory, the whole of the plant takes on a crimson color.
Crassula connata is known by the common name, pygmy stonecrop. The tiny plant grows as patches on rocky ground and is native to parts of Central and South America, and western North America. It is mostly found around vernal pools.
Springtime crassula (Crassula 'Spring Time') is a slow-growing succulent species that is often cultivated as a houseplant and cannot tolerate frost. Springtime crassula attracts pollinators like bees, birds, and butterflies. This species can be toxic to animals if ingested, so caution should be exercised around pets. It grows best in full or partial sunlight in well-drained soil.
Crassula Muscosa Purpusii
The crassula Muscosa Purpusii is oddly-shaped, evergreen, and looks like an emerald green pagoda. It is vitally vigorous and easy to propagate; it can survive on only a small piece of cutting. The crassula Muscosa Purpusii grows quickly and can either be planted alone, or mixed with other succulents.
Red pagoda 'Red Pagoda'
The red pagoda 'Red Pagoda' is notable for the mats it forms, adding texture to any garden it inhabits. Its parentage is unknown. Its leaves are chartreuse with vibrant red tips and are stacked in a way that is reminiscent of pagodas, which likely influenced its name. Popular among gardeners for drought tolerance and frost hardiness, the red pagoda 'Red Pagoda' can be planted in different arrangements, such as in containers or as a small area ground cover.
Pagoda mini jade 'Buddha's Temple'
Pagoda mini jade 'Buddha's Temple' is a distinctive Pagoda mini jade that is shaped just like a temple, hence its name. The gray-green foliage curls upwards and stacks up in columns, forming a unique geometric pattern. While the parent plant normally produces white flowers, pagoda mini jade 'Buddha's Temple' blooms tiny pink flowers throughout spring and summer.
Jade plant 'Hummel's Sunset'
While most cultivars of this species have green leaves, the jade plant 'Hummel's Sunset' appears yellow with ochre edges. Its parentage has not been disclosed. Introduced by Ed Emerald Hummel, the jade plant 'Hummel's Sunset' is named after him. In addition to its colors, this award-winning cultivar blooms lavender flowers in the cooler months of fall and winter.
Red pagoda 'Campfire'
Spreading in mats, the red pagoda 'Campfire' blooms white flowers in summer. With vibrant ruddy tips, this succulent is reminiscent of the flames of a campfire. Incredibly low maintenance, the red pagoda 'Campfire' is a pop of color to rock gardens and containers for enticing pollinators like bees and butterflies.
Stonecrop is often found in shade and rock gardens. The succulent is also grown as a container plant in cooler climates. It is prized for its multi-color leaves and the runners that add interest to the garden.
The leaves of morgan's beauty (Crassula 'Morgan's Beauty') grow so closely together that they are said to "crowd" the stem, which is consequently obscured from view. In late winter and early spring, it produces fragrant clusters of pink of magenta flowers that force their way between leaves to emerge.
Crassula hemisphaerica are flowering succulent plants that make for popular houseplants. A few species are aquatic and often live in brackish water but can become invasive in waterways due to their aggressive growth rate. Terrestrial species make great container plants and are easy to grow. However, many crassula hemisphaerica die after flowering.
Gollum jade has oddly-shaped leaves, the tops of which recess downward and resemble the ears of DreamWorks' Shrek. As a result, many florists refer to the plant as Shrek's Ears. Its stems are branched and easily lignified, and interestingly, the edges of the "ears" turn red with abundant light and large temperature differences between day and night.
Variegated String of Buttons
The variegated String of Buttons is a variegated succulent, with its white variegations on the two flanks of its leaves. The leaves are deltoid, growing opposite each other and sparsely arranged. When the plant fully displays its vibrant colors, its leaf margins and front tips turn pink, the variegations turns yellow, and the middle of the leaf remains green.
Jade plant 'Hobbit'
Jade plant 'Hobbit' is a dwarf jade plant hybrid named for the diminutive creatures immortalized in the books of J.R.R. Tolkien. Jade plant 'Hobbit' has fascinating curled leaves that are lime-green with red tips. The mature plant looks like a miniature tree and is popular with bonsai enthusiasts. It is a popular houseplant.
Pagoda mini jade
The leaves of the pagoda mini jade are small, flattened deltoid, grow opposite in pairs, and are tightly stacked up and down to form perfect quadrilateral columns, like a small upright obelisk. With sufficient light, the top leaves at the plant apex appear fuchsia. Propagation is usually done by lateral branch cuttings.
Red pagoda plant
The red pagoda plant is a dwarf plant and easily caespitose. Its leaves are deltoid and look like green pagodas from the side. When the plant is in full glory, all of its leaves turn red - a sharp contrast to their previous shade of green. The red pagoda plant grows quickly, has little to no difficulty in maintenance, and is a great choice for novice growers.
Looking like a miniature fairytale tree, jade plant is one of the world's most popular succulents. Native to southern regions of Africa, it is well adapted to the dry warm air of modern homes. It grows slowly but lives for so long that plants get passed from generation to generation. It is toxic to dogs, cats, and horses, and even mildly toxic to humans.
String of buttons
String of buttons (Crassula perforata) is a shrub-like sprawling succulent native to South Africa. It is also called Baby's Necklace, Necklace Vine, Stacked Crassula, and the Pagoda Plant.
Fairy crassula (Crassula multicava) is a plant species native to the mountainous region of Natal, South Africa. Fairy crassula blooms in spring. This species is often cultivated for ornamental purposes in pots and planters.
Transvaal drakensberg (Crassula 'Transvaal Drakensberg') is an indigenous South African clumping succulent that is valued as an ornamental species. Transvaal drakensberg is cultivated in pots indoors and outdoors in rock gardens. This species grows best when provided with ample shade.
Crassula volkensii (Crassula volkensii) is a hardy succulent shrub that is known to be vulnerable to fungi and pests when cultivated. Like many other succulents, crassula volkensii is vulnerable to root rot if its soil is not allowed to dry out completely in between waterings. This species originates in Kenya and Tanzania.
Crassula fragilis (Crassula expansa subsp. fragilis) is an evergreen perennial with numerous round, somewhat flattened, hair-tipped leaves. It also boasts distinctively red-pink stems. In late spring through autumn, it produces masses of small, five-petaled white flowers.
Buttons on a string
Buttons on a string (Crassula rupestris) is a succulent perennial that is native to South Africa. It has pointed, leaves that are green with red edges. The leaves cross at the base to form a star-shaped look. Flowers bloom in spring and are round clusters of white flowers that look like baby’s breath flowers. Prefers bright indirect light but can tolerate direct sun for part of the day. Plant in sandy, dry to medium, well-drained soil.
Crassula rogersii is native to Eastern Cape, South Africa. The club-shaped velvety leaves become bordered with red when kept in sunlight. They bloom in the spring with yellow flowers.
Crassula nudicaulis var. herrei
The Crassula nudicaulis var. herrei is a small succulent plant that grows mostly caespitose. Its leaves are plump and rounded, like a pair of truncated rugby balls, and are green with a slightly red margin. When the plant is in full glory, its leaf margins and backs turn crimson, and the leaf surface turns a beautiful shade of orange.
Variegated tom thumb
The variegated tom thumb is the variegated succulent variety of the Tom Thumb, with white variegation on the two sides of its leaves. When the plant is in full glory, the backs of its leaves turn orange, and the margins turn pink. A large potted of variegated tom thumb looks even more delicate, with rich hues that look as though they have been colored in.
The moonglow is a hybrid variety of the Crassula deceptor and the Propeller plant. It inherits its light, sage-green hue from the Propeller plant, while the arrangement of its leaves and their thick plump shape are more similar to that of the Crassula deceptor. Its leaves are almost the same size from top to bottom, and the plant is nearly square when looked at from the top down, with a pagoda-like profile that presents a distinctive appearance.
Golden jade tree
The golden jade tree is a variety of the Jade plant. A comparison of the two shows that the Jade plant is always green, while the golden jade tree is like a chameleon, not only transforming into harmonious shades of gold, green, and red, but also changing colors with the seasons. When the plant is in full glory, its leaf margins turn strikingly red, contrasting even more intensely with the rest of the plant.
The leaves of the buddha's temple are silvery-green, densely stacked together, and have a white powder on their surface. The plant looks like a pagoda from the side, or a regular quadrangle when viewed from the top down. It's also a very interesting plant when it blooms - its flowers are fasciated at the top of the "pagoda" in large, round clusters, and are tenderly pink.
The tom thumb is a mini succulent variety that tends to branch easily, enabling it to grow into a miniature "forest" over time. Its leaves are nearly deltoid, with the upper and lower leaf blades stacked tightly together. When the plant is in its full glory, its leaf margins turn red and the plant looks like four-pointed stars from the top down, or a small pagoda when viewed from the side.
Crassula lanceolata are flowering succulent plants that make for popular houseplants. A few species are aquatic and often live in brackish water but can become invasive in waterways due to their aggressive growth rate. Terrestrial species make great container plants and are easy to grow. However, many crassula lanceolata die after flowering.
Pigmyweeds 'Buddha’s Temple'
Pigmyweeds 'Buddha’s Temple' are flowering succulent plants that make for popular houseplants. A few species are aquatic and often live in brackish water but can become invasive in waterways due to their aggressive growth rate. Terrestrial species make great container plants and are easy to grow. However, many pigmyweeds 'Buddha’s Temple' die after flowering.
Crassula alata is a herb in the family Crassulaceae found in southern Australia. The succulent annual herb typically grows to a height of 5 centimetres (2.0 in). It produces white flowers in the spring time in the southern hemisphere. The species was first formally described as Crassula alata by the botanist Alwin Berger in 1930 as part of the Engler & Prantl work Die Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien. Synonyms for the species include; Crassula tillaea as described by L.V.Lester-Garland in 1803 in the work A flora of the island of Jersey Tillaea alata as described by Viviani in 1830 in the work Plantarum aegyptiarum and Crassula tripartita as described by N.A.Wakefield in 1957 in the work Flora of Victoria: new species and other additions published in The Victorian Naturalist. It is an alien species to Western Australia but has become naturalised in many areas. The plant is commonly found in lawns and in and around carparks in the South West Peel and Wheatbelt regions. It is also found in other states including coastal area in South Australia and Victoria.
Care Guide for Crassula