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Jade Plant

Botanical Name
Crassula ovata
Hardiness
Zones 11 to 12
Height
3 to 6 feet
Width
2 to 3 feet
Flowers
Star shaped, white to pink (rare on indoor plants)
Light
Full sun or bright filtered light
Soil
Moist, well drained (key) to dry
Planting & Care
  • Protect plants from winter drafts
  • Can be summered outdoors
  • Provide bright light, cool temperatures and dry soil in winter for flowers
  • Propagate by cuttings
Problems
Mealybugs, spider mites, rot in poorly draining soil, leaf dry with extremely dry conditions
Varieties
  • California Red Tip - purplish-red leaf margins when grown in bright light
  • Bronze Beauty - small coppery leaves, slow growing
  • Sunset - gold leaf margins when grown in bright light
  • Tricolor - pointed leaves are streaked with white and red, pink and white flowers
  • Silver Jade Plant (Crassula arborescens) - blue-grey leaves with red margins

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