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Crassula – Variegated Jade Plant – Crassula ovata

Garden Height
12 - 24
Spacing
8 - 14
Spread
4 - 8
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Pink
Light Level
Sun
Proven Selections

Adapatable as House Plant

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes

Succulents are long term plants where temperatures remain warm. Garden height is the final height the plant will reach after several years, not the height the plant will reach in one season. Succulents are generally slow growing plants and will take time to mature.

Uses Notes

Use in succulent combinations, landscapes, or as a houseplant

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8

Fertilization 50 - 100

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Dry to Moderate

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Start in spring for late-spring to summer finish. Sunbelt states can grow year round. PPP: 1 liner per 2" pot, 3 liners per gallon.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 8-9
6" and Gallon Pot :
7-9" Pot :
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Most varieties branch on their own. Pinch if plants start to stretch before branching. Prune larger plants when they start to stretch.

Pest and Disease Management

Watch for scale. Watch for aphids and spider mites in summer. Snails and slugs can be a problem. Overwatering and cold, damp conditions cause root rot. Succulents are very sensitive to pesticide burn. Always conduct a small-scale test application first. Leaf spots and bruising may occur after handling; plants will outgrow symptoms.

Grower Tips

Start in small pots and repot if desired. Small clay pots are popular with consumers. Zone 9-11. Once established, most succulents are frost tolerant to 25F w/o damage, or 18F with slight damage. Pick off blackened leaves if frost damage occurs. The fleshier the plant, the less frost tolerant it is. Slow grower best suited for small pots. Pinkish-red tips when warm; better coloring when the nights are cool.