Branching shrubs to about 1.5 m tall. Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, 2-3 cm long,1-2 cm wide, pointed at the tip, shiny green, occasionally red-edged and sometimes with a sharp point, tapering to the base, old ones deciduous. Flower clusters round-topped. Flowers star-shaped, white, tinged pink; autumn. Stamens with purple anthers.
Syn. C. argentea Thunb., C. portulacea Lam., C. obliqua Sol., C. arborescens hort.
Widely grown as a pot plant or house plant and frequently misnamed C. arborescens (which is a true species but with mostly white leaves and flowers in summer) or C. argentea.
A range of named cultivars is available, including those listed here.
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.
Leaf margins rolled under to form a solid cylinder with a depressed obovate to ovate tip, green.
Leaf margins rolled under to form a solid cylinder with a depressed circular tip, green.
Leaf margins rolled under, blade oblong to obovate, green.
S sunset' Leaf margins flat, blade ovate, green with yellow and pink variegation.
Leaf margins flat, ovate to obovate, green, becoming reddish in full sun.