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Crassula ovata (Jade plant, Money plant, Jade tree)

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Plant description

crassula ovata large leaf jade plant

crassula ovata jade plant

Crassula ovata, the jade plant, is a hardy perennial, evergreen succulent plant. It has round glossy green leaves, and a shiny attractive trunk. It is a decorative container plant, resembling a miniature tree when well grown. It can be used as an indoor plant in a well lit spot, and as a garden plant. Tolerates dry conditions.

Crassula likes a sunny to part shaded position, and a gritty well drained soil. Do not overwater. Strong hot sun can burn the leaves. Frost tender.

Propagation is easy, stem cuttings root readily. Leaf cuttings also work.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white or pink
Flowering season: spring winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.8 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.0

Diseases

Root rot in over wet conditions

Pests

Mealy bugs

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Slow release general purpose fertiliser, but can do well without.

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