This large group are natives of South Africa and Madagascar. Succulents in this group vary greatly in size, shape and colour. Some varieties only grow an inch high at maturity, while others become large shrubs.
Easily cultivated, Crassulas require a free draining mix and good light to keep them compact, encourage good leaf colour and promote flowering. Water regularly during spring and summer then reduce watering during winter months. As plants grow they can become untidy, and should be cut very short or restarted from cuttings. Drought tolerant.