Crassula coccinea

Water Needs

low

Crassula coccinea
Succulent
Sickle-leaved Crassula/ Sekelblaarplakkie

50 x 50 cm

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

moderate

Flowers

red; November to February; spring summer

sun; semi-shade; afternoon sun; container; rockery gravel; dry soil; roof; slope bank; narrow spaces; wildlife butterflies insects bees butterfly host

Garden Situation

Habitat

rocky places; Coastal Eastern Cape; grassland

Region

Thicket

Rain Season

winter; summer

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Description

The Sickle-leaved Crassula is an outstanding succulent for dry gardens. It has grey-green sickle-shaped leaves and large, heavy heads of nectar-rich flowers. Leaves turn red during dry spells. Plant in rockeries and protect from heavy frosts. It occurs on rocky outcrops in grassland and on inaccessible cliffs in river valleys, often in the shade of a thicket clump where it is well protected. Eastern Cape.

Crassula coccinea
Crassula coccinea