Crassula – Variegated Jade Plant – Crassula ovata
Adapatable as House Plant
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
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.
Use in succulent combinations, landscapes, or as a houseplant
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
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.
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.