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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.
Flower colour: white or pink
Flowering season: spring winter
Maximum height: 1.8 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Root rot in over wet conditions
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Slow release general purpose fertiliser, but can do well without.