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Crassula arborescens

Silver jade plant

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to December
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Spread1m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink-white
  • Leaf ColourRich green

Description

Crassula arborescens (Silver jade plant). A branched shrub with thick brown stems from South Africa. Elliptic to obovate leaves are silvery. blue-grey and may be speckled with small dark green dots. Panicles of small, star-shaped pink-white flowers appear in autumn and winter. Needs minimal attention.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Silver dollar

Origin

South Africa

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C. They will prefer full sun while others like partial shade. Grow them in very well drained soil with a little water in the winter. Most are easy to grow.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs, vine weevils and aphids may be problematic.

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