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Crassula argentea

Common Name(s):
Jade plant
Category:
Groundcover
Comment:

Also known as Crassula ovata, jade plant is a popular succulent houseplant in the Crassulaceae family.  Needs well drained drier soil, do not overwater.  Bright light and average to cool indoor temperatures.  Propagates easily by leaf cutting.

Suffers from root rot in poorly drained soil.

Foliage:
Succulent flattened obovate leaves to 3 inches in length on thick brittle succulent stems, leaves simple and nearly sessile; medium fine texture.
Flower:
Abundant terminal clusters of small white flowers following development of pink sepal covered flower buds; fruit insignificant.
Habit:
upright, branching
Size:
3-10 feet high with equal spread
Tags:
houseplant, succulent

NCCES plant id: 2916

Crassula argentea plant Crassula argentea plant
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Crassula argentea in bloom Crassula argentea in bloom
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Crassula argentea Crassula argentea
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Crassula argentea plant Crassula argentea plant
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Crassula argentea leaf Crassula argentea leaf
Jeff Kubina, CC BY-ND-2.0
Crassula argentea flower Crassula argentea flower
Jeff Kubina, CC-BY-SA-2.0