This beautiful succulent from Table Mountain is one of the best plants for planting on rocky hillsides or ledges as it grows freely without care or watering if given a handful of soil in which to start. Plant the young plants early in February and give them a little water to settle the soil about the roots; they afterwards will take care of themselves. When planted on a sunny slope (preferably facing the East) in loose, well-drained soil, with a background of low-growing, dark foliage, such as dwarf Pine, Cypress or Juniper, it is very effective as it also is in the rockery among other succulents, such as the large-leaved Echeverias and Sedums or the smaller Mesembryanthemum.
There are many species of this interesting genus, including Crassula arborescens which grows to the height of three feet and has rose-colored flowers, and Crassula coccinea, the best known of the species, bearing scarlet flowers of a most dazzling hue which entirely cover the plant. Others bearing white flowers are also very pretty.
Propagate by cuttings, placed in sandy loam in a cold frame, in September; give them just enough water to keep the leaves from wilting.