Kleinia petraea is a succulent creeping groundcover with thick succulent stems that root along the ground with green fleshy up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long egg-shaped leaves that overlap like shingles along the thick stems and blush an interesting purple color in winter. Never in great profusion, or with much regularity, appear the bright orange rayless composite flowers, usually in fall or winter. If planted next to a wall, or in a container, the stems drape downwards as much as 4 feet (1.2 m). Uniquely, the leaves and the flower stand upright from the stems.
Trailing Jade plants are extremely drought tolerant. They do need some water, during the summer, but do not leave the soil wet for prolonged periods. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings in the winter, when they are somewhat dormant.
Fertilize annually, but lightly. Too much fertilizer will cause a lot of leggy growth.
Suitable for Hanging Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping