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Jade Plant
Scientific Name: Crassula ovata (Mill.) Druce
Synonym: Crassula portulacea, Crassula 'argenta', Crassula argentea
Family: Crassulaceae
Jade Plant (Crassula  ovata)
Variegated Jade Plant (Crassula ovata 'Tricolor')
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-24
USDA: 9b-11

Heat Tolerance: Avoid full sun in summer in Phoenix will cook it

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South Africa (Eastern Cape)

Growth Habits: Succulent shrub, the wild variety can reach 9 feet (2.7 m) when planted outside

Watering Needs: Little water in summer, none in winter

Propagation: Stem cuttings, leaf cuttings

The jade plant can grow outside in Phoenix, but needs a warm micro-climate in winter, and protection from direct sun in summer. The lesions due to the sun in summer vary from scorched leaves to rotting stems. If it happens, it is time to put it in a cooler place.

Monstrose Jade Plant (Crassula ovata Gollum)

Jade Plant (Crassula  ovata)

Cultural Practices:
Crassulas are sensitive to mealybugs.

Blooming Habits:
Clusters of pink flowers in winter.

Fruiting Habits:


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