Scientific nameCrassula dejecta has decorative, fresh green foliage and showy white summer flowers, a good ground cover for the water-wise garden and a rewarding potplant.
Crassula dejecta is easily propagated by seed or cuttings. Being a plant from the winter rainfall region, seed is best sown in autumn, but it will germinate if sown in spring or early summer. Sow on the surface of a well-drained, sterile medium or sprinkle seed with clean coarse sand in a thin layer on the surface of the sowing medium. Keep moist and well ventilated.
Cuttings can be taken at any time of the year and they root easily without the need for misting, bottom heat or even rooting hormones. They can be rooted in a well-drained medium in a cold-frame, or planted directly where they are intended to grow - in the Cape this is best done during autumn.
This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.
We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!
Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
Easy to grow
Crassula dejecta is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos