Crassula are succulent, herbaceous plants. Some varieties are suitable for rock gardens in mild regions as long as the soil is well drained. The thick leaves are often covered with hair or ‘meal’ and the flowers are generally small in size and borne on terminal panicles.
Crassulas can easily be grown from leaf cuttings. Crassula ovata ‘Minima’ is a dwarf succulent growing to 75cm and up to 50cm wide. The leaves are thick, fleshy, glossy and green with reddish edges. Flowers are coral-pink in colour.