Growing in white sandy soil near Wupperthal in the Cederberg, Crassula nudicaulis var. platyphylla has much purple-red on leaves and stems in full sun. The faintest of green is seen or imagined on some leaf parts. When shielded from direct sun these leaves are usually blue-geen. Each stem has here only one pair of tiny, opposite stem-leaves.
The pale yellow of the corollas is released proudly but teasingly in small parts by the sepals up top. This is as good as it gets in the life of var. platyphylla (Frandsen, 2017; Smith, et al, 2017; Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015).