Crassula deceptor is a dwarf, columnar succulent, usually solitary or occasionally branched with stem up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. The ovate-triangular, grey-green leaves covered with a light, white powdery surface are up to 0.8 inch (2 cm) long and tightly packed together in overlapping pairs along a stem. The flowers are very small, pinkish-scented and produced on a few-branched, loose cyme.
Light: Full sun to partial shade. Most needs some shade in the hottest part of summer, but require bright light to attain their most vibrant color. Water: As succulents, they don’t need frequent watering, since they store it in their leaves. If they are left to sit in wet soil, their roots will rot. During cooler months, give them a good drenching and then allow the soil to dry out, before watering again. They go dormant when the temperature gets hot in summer and need even less water. Temperature: Prefers average summer temps (65ºF/18ºC – 70ºF/21ºC). In winter, cool to 50ºF/10ºC. Soil: A well-drained succulent mix, with an ideal pH around 6.0 (slightly acidic). Fertilizer: Many people underfeed their succulents during the growing season. Feed with a controlled-release fertilizer in the beginning of the season or weekly with a weak liquid solution. Use a balanced 20-20-20 fertilizer at 1/4 strength on mature plants, and a fertilizer with less nitrogen on young plants.