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by Sue
(Sheffield, UK)


Crassula expansa subsp. fragilis


I have a plant in my conservatory that I brought home from the mediterranean a couple of year ago. It has now grown and started to fill a whole pot with hundreds of tiny green/blue stems and leaves.

I found a similar plant described online, where it was claimed that the plant was quite a rare one, though what kind of species this might be is still a mystery.

Your help would be appreciated.



Hi Sue, that is a cute little plant! I don’t know what it could be, but hopefully someone will see it and recognize it.

The one plant that it seems to resemble is Babies Tears, or Soleirolia soleirolii.

Maybe look that up and see if it’s similar.

I wouldn’t refer to the babies tears as being blue, it’s more of a bright green, but that could change with the conditions it’s grown in and I have never heard of it being rare, either.

Sorry I can’t help much with your cute plant,

Comments for Succulent with tiny, fleshy leaves

Jun 03, 2020

by: Sharon

Thank you thank you!!
I just bought this yesterday because I fell in Love with it!!! No tag in the pot so I’ve been searching for the name!!! Must be very rare!! Took a bit of searching!!

Jan 31, 2017

by: Desiree

Amazing! I have been looking for the name for a long time and I finally found it! Thank you! 🙂

Nov 24, 2016

by: Jacki

I’m going to say that’s it, Clara – good work!

Nov 21, 2016

It’s a crassula
by: Clara

Hi Sue,

I have one as well. They grow lots of them here in Mozambique. When I got mine I looked for the name and concluded that it’s a “Crassula expansa subsp. fragilis” (

what do you think?

best regards


Sep 27, 2016

Found It!!!
by: Annika

Hi, I found the name of this beautiful delacate plant. Its Sedum dasphyllum. It become lilght, long and stringy like in the photo but is mostly small and darker. I have one that was kept in the house which that looked like the one in the photo, but when I planted in my small makeshift nursery, it became darker and more ‘compact’ again.

Jan 28, 2016

Did we ever find the name? some kind of crassula?
by: desertgardeners

I got a start of this in with another plant I purchased at a greenhouse at least 8 years ago. I have little bits of it growing here and there in my beds and pots. (One “gardener” PULLED IT ALL OUT in the North bed as he thought it a weed. ugh
Thanks plant lovers.

Nov 07, 2015

I have one too!
by: Elizabeth

Hi Sue,
Did you ever discover what this plant is? I have a very small plant. I’ve been trying to figure out what it is.

I found a photo of a similar looking plant from 2012 on Martha Stewart’s blog.
It is number 6. Unfortunately, it is just described as, “A delicate sedum.”

I have both baby’s tears (Soleirolia soleirolii) and Pilea Glauca “Aquamarine”, and it definitely is not either.

Hoping to hear back from Sue or anyone who knows what s this plant is.

Sep 01, 2015

pilea glauca “aquamarine”
by: Vlad

It looks like Pilea Glauca “Aquamarine”, but I am not entirely sure. 😀

Aug 22, 2015

I have one too
by: Leigh

I have one of these too. How do I take care of it?

Jul 12, 2013

Purslane maybe?
by: awhitley

Those leaves look kind of like purslane. Any blooms?

Mar 11, 2013

Thanks Jackie
by: Sue

Hi Jackie,

yes, I think it is really cute as well…
So still looks like this mystery plant isn t easy to be solved…

It isnt Soleirolia, though it does look a bit like it from far, I admit.

My mystery plant has very fleshy leaves and the leaves are way smaller than that of Soleirolia.

The leaves also are really rather blue than green, so I would have guessed at a tiny version of Crassula arborescens or something related. Definitely a succulent though…

Will try to find the website again, where someone appeared to know it.

Thanks for your help anyway!

Sue, that would be great if you could post back if you find it!
Good luck.