Crassula spathulata

Spatula-leaf Crassula - Crassula spathulata
Spatula-leaf Crassula - Crassula spathulata

Common names: spatula-leaf crassula (English); uguwe (Xhosa). 
Botanical name: Crassula spathulata

The spatula-leaf crassula, Crassula spathulata, is a hardy spreading succulent that forms dense mats. Its rounded fleshy leaves are green with red margins. Clusters of tiny pinkish white starry flowers appear in summer and autumn. Thrives in shade or semi-shade. Spreads easily from stem fragments that fall and root. Also propagates from seeds. Makes a great groundcover and is attractive in hanging baskets. Plant in well-drained soil, avoid overwatering.

Uses & Benefits: indoor, pot plant

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Family: Crassulaceae
Type: ground cover, succulent
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