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Crassula argentea

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Description

Also known as Crassula ovata, the jade plant is a popular succulent houseplant. It requires well-drained drier soil, so one must be careful not to overwater (this plant will develop root rot in poorly-drained soil).  Bright light and average to cool indoor temperatures are also essential for good plant health.  Propagation is easily achieved by leaf cutting.

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#houseplant#succulent
Cultivars:
Tags:
#houseplant#succulent
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Crassula
    Species:
    argentea
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Houseplant
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Insignificant
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Petals:
    Colored Sepals
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Abundant terminal clusters of small white flowers following development of pink sepal covered flower buds
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Succulent flattened obovate leaves to 3 inches in length on thick brittle succulent stems, leaves simple and nearly sessile
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No