Crassula spathulata is a very hardy, evergreen, succulent, creeping, fast-growing, mat-forming groundcover with glossy, almost lime-green, round little leaves. When grown in sun and not watered much, the leaves turn a pinky-red on the margins.
Sprays of tiny, pink and white flowers are borne in spring and summer. The flowers are visited by many tiny pollinating insects.
It can be planted as a living mulch to help keep moisture in and weeds out. Mass plant under trees and along borders as well as in containers and hanging baskets where it will cascade happily over the edges. This pretty plant is tough, easy to grow and rewarding. One of its many uses is that it helps to stabilise banks.
Grows well in shade and sun and, although it is a succulent, it thrives in a normally irrigated garden.
Size: 10 to 15 cm