Crassula sarmentosa

Crassula sarmentosa photo © by Michael Plagens

On a forest path near a garden in Kiserian, Nairobi, Kenya. July 2014.

FLOWERS: Distinctly star-shaped flowers with five or four long points. Mostly white in color.

SUCCULENT: A small shrub.

LEAVES: Thick, ovate leaves are opposite on the stem. Margins of leaves have numerous, small, accuminate teeth. Cultivated favorites include variegated leaves.

RANGE: South Africa native, but widely planted and easily propagated in Kenya highlands. I hope people are not still bringing more, exotic plants to Kenya!

FRUIT: Dry capsules.


Crassulaceae -- Sedum or Orpine Family

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Kenya Natural History

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