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Crassula alba var. parvisepala

Crassula alba var. parvisepala is one of three recognized subspecies of Crassula alba.  It produces succulent rosettes that grow to about 9" tall and wide.  The leaves are green with densely scattered maroon spots, sessile, lance-shaped with entire margins that taper to an acute tip.  While the basal rosette has the biggest leaves, those up the flower stalk are still substantial, but become smaller on the way up.  The pretty bouquet-like clusters of rosy-red flowers appear in summer.

Synonyms include Crassula atrosanguinea, Crassula rubicunda var. parvisepala, Crassula similis, Crassula wilmsii.

Native to the Drakensberg area in South Africa.

Plant in freely-draining soil in the ground or in a container.  Be careful not to overwater in the winter; in fact, you probably won't need to water it at all between October and June depending on where you garden and how much rain you get.  


6-9 in


9 in


9 in

Crassula alba var. parvisepala Characteristics


  • Evergreen
  • Wind resistant
  • Salt Tolerant

Flower color

  • Pink

Foliage color

  • Green / Blue-green


  • Light or dappled shade
  • Morning sun
  • Sunny all day - Coast

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Summer

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Year round

Your soil type

  • Loam
  • Sand
  • Clay-loam
  • Sandy loam

Water requirements

  • None - Low

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts bees
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts beneficial insects

Suggested uses

  • Green roof
  • Rock garden
  • Container
  • Median strip


  • Africa