A neat little succulent shrub, like a tiny bonsai tree with narrow green leaves and heads of rich pink flowers in summer.
Very tough – at least in the south and west of the UK, and especially if kept on the dry side in winter.
1L pots ~ £8
Crassula sarcocaulis alba
An unnamed species, almost certainly from southern Africa – forms a minuscule film of tiny green leaves on the surface of the compost – very like a moss, but sprinkled with rosy pink flowers in summer. Best not too hot and dry and seems more likely to survive the winter with some shade and moisture.
Don’t be alarmed when the whole thing seems to dry up and blow away in autumn – it comes back in spring. Remarkably tough and easy given sun and good drainage – perfect with miniature bulbs or under dwarf shrubs.