The Crassulaceae is a large family of leaf, stem and tuberous rooted succulents. Genera represented in our focus area are Adromischus, Aeonium, Cotyledon, Crassula, Kalanchoe, Perrierastrum and Tylecodon.
Cotyledon is a small genus of low to tall growing succulent leaved shrubs. The leaves are very variable,, ranging in sixe, shape, colour and textures. The flowers favored by Sunbirds are pundulous bell like flowers with recurved lobes, the colour varies from yellow, orange to red. This genus is distributed in South Africa, Namibia and northwards with Cotyledon barbeyi spreading to the Arabian Peninsula.
Crassula is a large genus of succulent leaved succulents. The genus is indigenous to Africa and Madagascar with most species restricted to the drier areas. Plant forms vary from small very succulent species, groundcovers, succulent shrubs and trees, some species may even be annual.