Perennial, occasionally spreading, to about 30 cm tall. Leaves more or less elliptic, 2-5 cm long, 1.5-4 cm wide, blunt or with a notch at the tip, flattened and with the surface covered with small indentations, margin bent under. Flower clusters rounded or elongated. Flowers 4-5-parted, star-like, white, suffused with red near the apices; autumn. Stamens with purple anthers.
Adventitious buds often form in the inflorescence.
This species tends to have a higher shade tolerance than most other species.
S Africa (Cape Province). Naturalised in SA and Vic and in disturbed bushland margins around Sydney Harbour.
Source: (2002). Crassulaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.