A spectacular trumpet
This must be the most spectacular trumpet you have ever seen and heard! Crassula trumpet has tube-shaped leaves, which often stand upright. It is a mutant derived from Crassula hobbit, in which the main difference is the shape of the leaves, particularly towards the ends.
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.