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Care of the plant Crassula arborescens or Silver jade plant.

Care of the plant Crassula arborescens or Silver jade plant

The genus Crassula, family Crassulaceae, includes 600 species of succulent plants native to southern Africa. Some species are: Crassula arborescens, Crassula ovata, Crassula tetragona, Crassula lactea, Crassula multicava, Crassula corymbulosa, Crassula perforata, Crassula capitella, Crassula falcataCrassula marnierana, Crassula muscosa, Crassula Buddha's Temple (cultivar).

Common names: Silver jade plant, Silver dollar plant, Beestebul, Chinese jade, Money plant. This species is native to KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland, South Africa.

They are succulent plants with a shrubby habit that reach 1 meter in height. The fleshy leaves are green-gray with reddish tips and are rounded. The flowers appear in terminal panicles and are first white and then reddish.

These plants are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens and potted patios and terraces.

Crassula arborescens prefers a semi-shade exposure; they do not resist temperatures below 5 ºC.

The ideal soil may be a mixture of 50% leaf mulch and 50% coarse sand.

Water moderately in summer and very lightly in winter.

They do not need fertilizers or pruning.

They are resistant to pests but sensitive to excess watering.

They prpopagate by stem or leaf cuttings in summer or by seeds sown in spring.

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Crassula arborescens
Crassula arborescens
Crassula arborescens
Crassula arborescens
Crassula arborescens
 

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