Plant Family / Crassula
Native mostly from South Africa, Crassula are popular succulent annuals, perennials, evergreen shrubs or sub-shrubs. They offer a great variety of forms and colors to please everyone. They boast fleshy green leaves resembling paddles, pagodas or propellers which turn brilliant red, orange or yellow in bright light or cold weather. Clusters of small, white to pink flowers are an added bonus. Easy to grow, Crassula are perfect for water-wide gardens and containers.
Eye-catching, Crassula capitella 'Campfire' is a branching succulent with densely stacked, propeller-like, pale green leaves that change to brilliant scarlet in bright light. The color is brightest in winter in response to cool nights and bright sunlight. Low-growing, this plant spreads by runners to form a colorful mat. It can be used as a small scale groundcover.
Highly popular, award-winning Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' is an evergreen succulent subshrub with glossy, rounded, fleshy green leaves adorned with golden yellow tips and red edges. The tip's coloration is even more intense during the cooler months of the year.
Crassula perforata (String of Buttons) is a fairly fast growing, shrubby and sprawling succulent with stems and leaves that seem stacked atop each other. Erect first, the fleshy stems become pendent over time, making this plant useful for containers, or hanging baskets.