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Crassula hemisphaerica is native to South Africa, particularly in parts of the Greater Karoo, a semi-desert region where there are numerous species of succulents.

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Crassula hemisphaerica is native to South Africa, in particular it occurs in part of the Greater Karoo, a semi-desert region where there are numerous succulent species, Knersvlakte, a mountainous region covered with quartz gravel. It grows on sandstone or quartz gravel.

It is also known by the names Purgosea hemisphaerica, Crassula alooides, Crassula hemisphaerica var. foliosa and Crassula hemisphaerica var. typica.

Crassula hemisphaerica is native to South Africa, in particular it occurs in part of the Greater Karoo, a semi-desert region where there are numerous succulent species, Knersvlakte, a mountainous region covered with quartz gravel. It grows on sandstone or quartz gravel.

Crassula hemisphaerica is a dwarf succulent, max. 10-15 cm high, with a few rosettes of sessile leaves (max. 2-3 rosettes but more often only one). Its name, C. hemisphaerica, is due to the densely packed, curved leaves that make the rosette hemispherical in section.

The leaves are ovate or elliptical, at most 5 cm long and 3 cm wide, flattened, greyish-green and with many hydathodes (small holes that look like tiny protuberances), grouped together at the top. The leaves are superimposed on the stems and densely packed, so that the stem is not visible and the plant ends up looking like a nice flattened rosette.

The inflorescences are spike-like spikes protruding from the rest of the plant, with an erect peduncle bearing creamy or white axillary flowers with black anthers. Flowering occurs in autumn, between September and November.

Growing Crassula hemisphaerica is not that difficult. The plant requires a well-draining substrate and a light location. Watering should be moderate during the growing season, i.e. in spring and summer, and reduced, almost suspended, in winter, when a dry soil is necessary to increase its tolerance to cold.

It is best to keep the plant indoors, to protect it from frost damage: in a frost-free area it is possible to plant it outdoors.

Propagation is by seed or leaf cuttings. As a curiosity, the name "Crassula" comes from the Latin "crassus", which means fat.

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Crassula hemisphaerica is native to South Africa, particularly in parts of the Greater Karoo, a semi-desert region where there are numerous species of succulents.

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