“Crassula” Genus

Crassula Genus Image

It is a genus of plants of a succulent nature with over two hundred species the flagship of which is Crassula ovata. These plants belong to the family Crassulaceae which is commonly referred to as the stonecrop family. The plant occurs naturally in all parts of the world but the most exclusive varieties occur only in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The name of the plant is from the Latin name crassus which means thick which is a reference to the succulent leaves in the plant. Also, there is water storage tissue in the plant’s stem.

Some members of this genus have hairy leaves that enable them to absorb water from the atmosphere which is an important adaptation for the dry environments in which the plant thrives. The genus is quite diverse; some plants are aquatic while others are desert plants.

Crassula Plants On Succulent City

Crassula Platyphylla Image
Crassula Platyphylla (Crassula Burgundy)
Crassula Arborescens Undulatifolia Image
Crassula Arborescens Undulatifolia (The Ripple Jade)
Crassula Falcata Image
Crassula Falcata
Crassula Springtime image
The Slow-growing Succulent Crassula Springtime
Crassula Pellucida Image
Crassula Pellucida (Crassula Calico Citten)
Crassula Umbella Image
Crassula Umbella (The ‘Wine Cup’ Succulent)
Crassula Moonglow Image
The Drought-tolerant Succulent ‘Crassula Moonglow’
Crassula Hobbit Image
Crassula Hobbit (The Hobbit Fingers Succulent)
Crassula Pyramidalis Image
The Pagoda Mini Jade ‘Crassula Pyramidalis’
Crassula Conjuncta Image
Crassula Conjuncta
Crassula Rogersii Image
Crassula Rogersii
Crassula Corymbulosa  Image
Crassula Corymbulosa (Crassula Shark’s Tooth)
Crassula Spiralis Image
Crassula Spiralis (Crassula ‘Black Curl’)
Crassula Brevifolia Image
Crassula Brevifolia
Crassula Congesta Image
Crassula Congesta
Crassula Streyi Image
Crassula Streyi (Pondo Cliff Crassula)
Crassula Rubricaulis Image
Crassula Rubricaulis (Red-stem Crassula)
Crassula Dubia Image
Crassula Dubia
Crassula Picturata Image
Crassula Picturata (The Tiger Jade Plant)
Crassula Perfoliata Image
Crassula Perfoliata (Sickle-leaf Red Crassula)
Crassula Cotyledonis Image
Crassula Cotyledonis
Crassula Cephalophora Image
Crassula Cephalophora
Crassula Volkensii Image
Crassula Volkensii
Crassula Mesembryanthemoides 'Tenelli' Image
Crassula Mesembryanthemoides ‘Tenelli’
Crassula Pubescens Image
Crassula Pubescens (Carpet Jade)
Crassula Sarcocaulis Image
Crassula Sarcocaulis (Bonsai Crassula)
Crassula Socialis Image
The Ivory Towers Succulent ‘Crassula Socialis’
Crassula 'Dorothy' Image
Crassula ‘Dorothy’
Crassula Marginalis Image
Crassula Marginalis (‘Rubra Variegata’)
Crassula Clavata


Richard Miller

Salute everyone. It's Richard, the author of this Succulent & Xeriscaping blog. I am a traveler and a nature lover looking for a connection with the wild green. In my journey, I found a love for succulents and xeriscaping. What attracts me is the long-lasting & unique beauty of every plant I have the chance to see with my own eyes. Welcome to my little blog and let's enjoy a good time together!

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