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Crassula Hottentot

English name: Hottentot Crassula

Latin name: Crassula ‘Hottentot’

Family: Orpine/stonecrop - Crassulaceae

Origin: Under cultivation at the Palm House

This crassula is a low, creeping succulent with fleshy, flat and round leaves “threaded” on a thin stalk. It flowers in early spring; the flowers, cream-coloured and unattractive, also give off an unpleasant odour. The Hottentot cultivar is grown as a potted plant and often planted in hanging containers, where the stems may freely fall below the level of the container.

Crassula Hottentot