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Crassula argentea

Jade plant

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.3m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy medium green, red

Description

Crassula argentea (Jade plant). This species is a fleshy-stemmed perennial with peeling bark. The leaves are elliptic about 3cm long and glossy mid green. The flowers are white tinged with pink. They will need filtered sun or bright light.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Indoors, container, greenhouse. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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