Crassula platyphylla is a clumping and spreading succulent with long green leaves with red margins that intensify during the cold or the sun. During spring and summer, flower stalks emerge with small yellow flowers. It originates to South Africa.
Crassula is a diverse and extensive genus of succulent plants, with about 350 species. Probably the most well-known is the Jade plant (Crassula ovata). Many of us know it as a houseplant, but in warm climates, it grows into a shrub. They are members of the stonecrop family and are native to many parts of the globe, but cultivated varieties originate almost exclusively from species from the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The name crassula comes from the Latin, meaning thick, referring to the thickening of the succulent leaves.