Pitted Crassula, Feetjie Crassula, Skaduplakkie (Afr.), Umadinsane
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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.
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.
Flowers are white to pink, sometimes with maroon stalks
South Africa, Northern Cape
Forest margins and stream banks of dry areas
Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
In traditional medicine it is used as a protective charm against lightening.
Easy growing shade plant. Used in traditional medicine.
Slugs and snails love the succulent leaves!
Portulacaria affra var. prostrata, Plectranthus saccatus var. saccatus, P. ciliatus, Asparagus krausiana, Crassula spathulata, Impatients hochstetteri, Begonia sonderiana, B. dregei and B. sutherlandii