These long-tubed Crassula fascicularis flowers were seen in September near Greyton. The buds still to open are pink-tipped, the insides of the open corollas cream. The five spreading and recurving petals may also be white or tinted green.
Both the leaves and the individual flowers of the species are stalkless. The leafy stems bearing the flower fascicles are reddish purple. Even some of the leaves followed suit, adopting this fashionable colour near their bases... although green isn't boring in nature and needed for food production!
The leaves are opposite on the stems in decussate pairs, their margins white from the tiny, recurved hairs that grow there (Manning, 2007; www.plantzafrica.com).