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This is an old plant, being cut back every year.

Wild plant from Karoo National Park, ZA.

Author:  George Claridge Druce 1916
Family:  Crassulaceae
Habitat:   South Africa, Mozambique
Soil:   Mix
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Medium
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  3 meters
Flower:   White/(Pink)
Propagate:   Seeds/Cuttings
Names:   -
Synonyms:  Cotyledon lutea, Lam.
Cotyledon ovata,
Crassula argentea,
Crassula articulata,
Crassula lucens,
Crassula nitida,
Crassula portulacea,
Toelkenia ovata,

This member of the Crassulaceae family was first described by George Claridge Druce in 1916. It's found in southern Mozambique and eastern South Africa, growing in a well-drained soil, little water and doing fine in the shadows. It will reach 2,5 meters. If it is dried totally out in the summer (6-7-8), it will flower with fine small white flowers in January. Can easy be reproduced by leaves, cuttings and seeds. I got mine from a friend around 1987.

It has been spread all around the world.

The nominate colour is almost white,

This one is quiet pink (more without flash!)