Crassula orbicularis is a rosette-like Crassula. It grows as flattened rosettes of round, green leaves that flush copper to burgundy in bright light. This low-growing spreader sends out runners and can form a colony up to 18.0" wide.
Crassula orbicularis is a succulent perennial, up to 0.25 m high when in flower. It produces a shallow root system, grows in rosettes of few to many leaves and sometimes produces runners. The fleshy leaves are narrow, flat, elliptic, oblanceolate, 15–100 mm long, 5–26 mm wide. They are green to deep bronze, with ciliate margins and sometimes have red or purple undersides. It produces a terminal, compound or rarely spike-like inflorescence, up to 250 mm in height, with leaf-like buds. The flowers are cup-shaped, with a musty scent and rarely blackish when in bud. The petals are 2–5 mm long and are generally whitish, but may sometimes be brownish red, appearing from June to November.