Featured Succulent! Crassula radicans Large Red Carpet

The Crassula radicans Large Red Carpet is a dense low growing plant, growing nearly flat and spreading 2 to 3 feet wide with older stems rooting at the nodes and short upright stems congested with small flat succulent leaves that are green much of the year but flush bright red in winter when grown in full sun.  In the winter also appear the tight rounded clusters of small white flowers on stalks a few inches above the foliage.  Plant in a well-drained soil in full to part sun.  Requires little water to survive and withholding water in summer also seems to turn foliage reddish and tolerates most any soil condition. A great little plant in the near frost free garden as a groundcover where it requires little water and is fire resistant; also useful in containers.