Plant Description

Crassula ovata

Crassula ovata in bloom

This succulent plant from South Africa is often called 'jade tree' and indeed, it does grow to resemble a small, many-branched tree, around 90 cm tall if grown in a pot (though it can grow taller if planted in the ground, up to 1.5 m or more). It has thick brown stems and plump, shiny, wedge-shaped leaves that can be edged with red. In winter, it has sprays of dainty pale pink or white flowers. It does look good growing in a pot and likes a sunny position. It needs almost no maintenance! It is a very structural-looking plant. Propagation is by cuttings.


Crassula ovata
Flowers June and July.
Plant Family: Crassulaceae

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