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Crassula tecta
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:


Crassula tecta occurs mainly in the semi-desert Little Karoo from Montagu to Oudtshoorn. The plants are also found in the Willowmore district of Eastern Cape. These small succulent plants have greyish-green leaves that are covered with white tipped papillae to reflect the sunlight.The plants normally grow in rocky places that are fully exposed to the sun.

Crassula tecta is easy to cultivate, but the plants should be kept in a sunny location to ensure their natural appeal.

The white flowers appear from April to June.

References:

Plants of the Klein karoo - Jan and Anne Lise Vlok - Umdaus Press 2010.

Crassula: A Grower's Guide - Gordon Rowley - Cactus & Company 2003.


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Crassula tecta growing in shale south of Oudtshoorn.

Flowers.



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