Crassula muscosa (Linnaeus, 1760),[1] also named Crassula lycopodioides (Lamarck)[2] or Crassula pseudolycopodioides, is a succulent plant native to South Africa and belonging to the family of Crassulaceae and to the genus Crassula. It is a houseplant grown worldwide and commonly known as Rattail Crassula,[2] Watch Chain, Lizard’s Tail, Zipper Plant and Princess Pine.

Crassula muscosa has very small, light green leaves that are densely packed around a thin stem, and the arrangement of the leaves around the stems gives them a square shape.[1] It grows as an intricate bush with very small yellow-green flowers, with a maximum height of 15-20 cm. It is an invasive species and easily propagated from stem cuttings.
The scientific and the common names refer to its appearance: muscosa derives from the Latin word muscosus, meaning “mossy“. Lycopodioides, referred to the clubmoss Lycopodium, derives from the Greek words “Λύκος” (líkos, wolf), “πόδι” (pódi, foot) and οειδής (oeides, -oid, similar to).
(From Wikipedia on 14.1.15)



Not very sure if this would come under Crassulaceae.

But since it was along with other Crassulaceae plants, I am posting under the family.

I think, this is Crassula muscosa (Syn. Crassula lycopodioides).  A nice pot plant.

Thanks for the suggested id.
It does look like it.

Crassula lycopodioides

… are both correct…

Many thanks – I was not aware of the earlier name – It’s a plant I have known a very long time!

so did you grow them, … I had one for a few years but it never flowered

did you get it to flower?

if you did … do you have their pictures?

Yes, it flowers every year for me but the flowers are tiny and nestle amongst the leaves – I’ll find a photo for you.

Crassula muscosa in flowering stage.

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Crassula muscosa
Syn. crassula lycopodioides
Family Crassulaceae
January 6, 2018
Seen in flowering stage for the first time in this climate.