Crassula hemisphaerica is a succulent perennial. It is native to South Africa, in particular, it’s present in part of the Great Karoo, a semi-desert region.
Crassula hemisphaerica is a dwarf succulent, maximum 10-15 centimeters tall, with a few rosettes of sessile leaves (maximum 2-3 rosettes but, more often, just one). Its name, C. hemisphaerica, is due to the densely packed and curved leaves that make the rosette hemisphearical in section. Leaves are oval or elliptic, maximum 5 centimeters long and 3 centimeters wide, flattened, grey-green with many hydatotes (little holes that look like tiny bumps), grouped in the upper part. Leaves are overlapped upon the stems and densely packed together, to that the stem is not visible and the plant ends to look like a flattened, pretty rosette. Inflorescences are spike-like thyrses which overhang the rest of the plant, with an erect peduncle which bears axillary creamy or white flowers with black anters. Blossoming time is in Autumn, between September and November.