Variegated Watch Chain

Crassula muscosa variegata

$ 12.50$ 20.00

The Variegated Watch Chain is a very intricate plant with tight thin stems forming from clumps at the base of the plant. Each stem is gray-green in colour with mottled silver sections. This succulent has tiny leaves which look more like scales or the links in a chain, which is why it has been compared to the chain of an old pocket watch. This plant can grow up to 30cm tall.


Variegated Watch Chain

Botanical Name: Crassula muscosa variegata

Common Names: Variegated Watch Chain, Lizard’s Tail, Princess Pine, Whip Cord.

The Variegated Watch Chain Crassula is a beautiful succulent with very interesting foliage. The flowers on this crassula are striking and very attractive, however, they have a pungent not-so-beautiful smelling flower.

Crassula lycopodioides or Princess Pine is often mistaken for the Crassula muscosa or Watch Chain. Although both belong to the Crassula family, there are obvious differences with the open sparse leaves of the Princess Pine and the dense closed formation on the leaves of the Watch Chain. Both are very attractive, but have unique characteristics.

It has an invasive root system which will continue to spread into a lush thick ground cover if not contained, but will also spill and arch out of containers, making them especially delightful in a nice pot.

This spindly splendour is native to Namibia and South Africa, where it thrives in drier climates and certainly does not like too much moisture, making it very easy to care for.

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All orders are dispatched every Tuesday via Australia Post and usually arrive between 2-5 business days.

Orders with payment received before Sunday Midnight 11:59 PM  will be processed on Monday and dispatched on Tuesday. Any orders made after this time will miss the batch but will be included in the following Tuesday's dispatch.

Due to quarantine laws Ezy Care Succulents can only post to QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and ACT. We are currently seeking approval to post to WA, TAS and NT, so please join our facebook group to receive updates of when we can ship to you.


All plants are removed from their pots and all soil cleaned away as this is the safest and cleanest way of shipping. Succulents are extremely hardy, and this will not harm your plants but will just appear "dry and thirsty". Easy instructions on how to repot and care for your succulents are included with every order.

By preparing your plants with bare roots helps comply with quarantine regulations and also minimises shipping costs to our customers, making Ezy Care Succulents a very cost-effective way of purchasing your plants.

All orders are packaged with environmentally friendly recycled paper to ensure safe freight and reduce damage to the plant.


Only the healthiest, top quality plants are selected from the Ezy Care Succulents nursery for your order. The size, colour, and shape of your shipment may vary according to the season, or when shipping to colder areas. All succulents are slightly dried prior to packaging and may look different to the photo. Preparation instructions are included in every order which are specific to the plants that you have ordered, and usually only take a few days to recover.

Even though many of our succulents are known for their agricultural and medicinal uses, all the plants at the Ezy Care Succulents nursery are propagated for ornamental purposes only. Please ensure that you have conducted your own thorough research if you intend on consuming these plants, as we recommend against human consumption.