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Fairy Crassula

Crassula multicava

Also known as

Pitted Crassula, Feetjie Crassula, Skaduplakkie (Afr.), Umadinsane

Crassula multicava kz2 by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Fairy Crassula Overview

A versatile low growing garden plant that is easy to grow and enjoys shady conditions. Has oval shiny green succulent leaves and petite white to pink star shaped flowers clustered on top of a stalk that extends higher than the leaves. Flowering end of winter and into spring. Multiplies easily and is good in mass planting. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.

Common problems with Fairy Crassula

Fairy Crassula Companion Plants

Portulacaria affra var. prostrata, Plectranthus saccatus var. saccatus, P. ciliatus, Asparagus krausiana, Crassula spathulata, Impatients hochstetteri, Begonia sonderiana, B. dregei and B. sutherlandii

How to propagate Fairy Crassula


Sowing shallow in sandy soil during Autumn. The germination time is less than 1 month.


Take a softwood cutting with few nodes, remove the bottom leaves and replant.


Wherever a stem touches soil, it makes new roots and can be removed from the parent plant to be replanted.

Special features of Fairy Crassula

Pot plant

Attractive leaves

Drought resistant

Indoor plant

Attracts bees


Attractive flowers

Flowers are white to pink, sometimes with maroon stalks

Other uses of Fairy Crassula

Easy growing shade plant. Used in traditional medicine.


In traditional medicine it is used as a protective charm against lightening.


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