A must-have classic of succulent landscaping, Crassula ovata forms branching, thick elephantine trunk topped with a canopy of ovate shiny green leaves. Dense floral masses of star-shaped white flowers in winter months. The jade plant is a popular subject for bonsai training because of the inherent gnarly character of the thickened trunk and the ease with which it can be pruned and trained. An excellent plant for brightly lit areas in the house, patio and in more temperate climes can be planted in the garden or landscape. An easy choice for firewise plantings.
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Recommended pairings: Echinocactus grusonii “Golden Barrel Cactus” Kalanchoe luciae “Flapjacks”
Bloom time: Winter
Size: Up to 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide
Plant in porous soil with adequate drainage
Bright light to full sun
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch
Hardiness: USDA Zone 10a (30-35° F)
Protect from frost to prevent scarring
Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.