Crassula acinaciformis is a giant rosette-forming species with long sword shaped leaves about 400mm long which are light green and turn red when drought stressed. The margins have very fine teeth, the flower stalk can reach as high as chest height (1m tall).
Crassula acinaciformis has a flat-topped creamy white inflorescence and resemble a dinner plate consisting of masses of tiny white flowers. These are borne between late summer and winter and the plant die after flowering. It is an ideal specimen for a rockery or mixed succulent garden bed.