Eastern Cape, South Africa
Crassula hemisphaerica is a succulent plant with usually one, rarely 2 or 3 rosettes of recurved tightly packed leaves, so the rosette is hemispherical 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, so 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.
Crassula plants need full sun to develop their full coloration. Water sparingly or abundantly. Reduce water in the winter
Suitable for rock gardens in mild regions as long as the soil is well drained.