Crassula deceptor grows to 8 cm tall when there is an inflorescence included in the measurement. The compact columns of adpressed leaves seen without flowers for most of the year must be regarded to be the main attraction of the plant, as is the case with many crassulas. The leaves are pointed or round tipped, here nearly white in colour with scattered dark spots. The angled leaf margins are reddish at the tips of leaves near the top of columns. This is not always seen when the growing conditions become easier. But this one grows in the Richtersveld (Williamson, 2000; Le Roux, et al, 2005).