Pitted Crassula

Also known as:
Fairy Crassula
South Africa

General description

Creeping succulent herb. Leaves fleshy, 4 x 4 cm covered with small pitted dots. Flowers pale pink, star shaped, small, in large clusters on the end of a stalk. Small plantlets develop in these clusters after flowering.


Spreads vegetatively. Plantlets on flowerheads drop off and develop.

Spreads easily by small fragments, particularly on rocky sites. While it grows well in open areas it also tolerates some shade, competing with native species.

Site management

Recommended approaches

1. Spray (200ml glyphosate + 20ml penetrant/10L).

Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

RPMS status

Surveillance - Whole Region
National Pest Plant Accord species - nationwide
pitted crassula - Main species image