This Karoo succulent is liked for its leaves more than its flowers. It is grown widely, also internationally. Plants reach 3 m under favourable conditions, but should survive on little water with good drainage and wide temperature fluctuations. It also only receives partial sunlight here in a deep Meiringspoort kloof. Harsh conditions will impact on growth proportions.
Although merely a succulent shrub, Crassula arborescens, the tree-like crassula, has a number in the SA Tree List: 137.2 (Coates Palgrave, 2002).