Crassula ovata

Water Needs

low; water wise

Crassula ovata
Shrub small; Shrub medium
Pink Joy

1 - 3 m


Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade




white pink winter spring

sun; afternoon sun; semi-shade; container; walls; rockery; dry soils; sandy soils; clay soils; slope; wildlife bees butterflies insects butterfly host; narrow spaces;

Garden Situation


coastal eastern cape; coastal kzn; grassland; bushveld; fynbos; urban streets


thicket; subtropical east coast; bushveld savanna; highveld; western cape

Rain Season

summer; winter

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An attractive medium-sized shrub with a neat, rounded form. Glossy green leaves are covered with compact heads of pale pink flowers from winter to spring attracting bees, insects and butterflies. With its gnarled stem, it makes a lovely accent plant in rockeries, containers and in borders. Drought hardy, it copes well with coastal conditions. An easy-care shrub. Size: 1.5 – 1.8 m. In flower: winter to spring.

Crassula ovata
Crassula ovata