Crassula curly green

Compact, curly leaves

Crassula curly green can easily be distinguished from other succulents on account of its light green, greyish leaves that appear to sport a reddish ribbon at the edge. The leaves are compact and a bit curly, which have earned this plant an apt nickname: ‘blue waves’.


  • Extraordinary colored leaf in a curly shape
  • Bushy Crassula which steals the show at home
  • The grey-green leaf contrasts beautifully with the red leaf edge


Born in South Africa

The Crassula belongs to the family of the Crassulaceae. This plant grows in the dry and rough countryside of South Africa, including the Karoo. The Karoo is a vast semi-desert, which is virtually entirely without trees. The plant stores water in its thick leaves, which enable it to withstand (long) droughts. The Latin word ‘Crassus’ means thick. The South African flora belongs to the most important floras in the world. No less than 10% of all known types of plants can be found here.

FAMILY Crassulaceae
GENUS Crassula
PLANT PATENT ‘Ovcras03’ (Patent by OVATA)
TRADE NAME Crassula curly green

Its wavy leaves make it a highly recognisable plant. This is the feature to which ‘blue waves’ owes its nickname. The reddish-brown leaves and outstanding, compact growth make Crassula curly green a unique variety of succulent.


Color: It likes a sunny place, but half shadow is not a problem either. Therefore it can be put in almost any place in the house you like: from the window sill on the south side to the bathroom.
Location: Light, sunny. If you have just purchased the plant do not put it in the full sun immediately, but let it get adjusted in half shadow for a few days. In the summer months the Crassula can be put outside on a sunny terrace or balcony.
Water: The plant only needs a little water and therefore can do without for a fairly long period of time. Moderate watering once a month is sufficient.
Intended for decoration and not for consumption.