Mini Jade - PiccoloCrassula ovata
[ Pot Size: 4'' | Height: 6'' - 10'' ]
Crassula is a large genus of succulent plants with many species that range in shape and size. Mature Crassulas are often characterized by thick woody stems and fleshy leaves, while young specimens can have less structure to their appearance. One of the more widely known Crassulas, the Jade Plant, is given as a token of good luck in some cultures.
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- Geographic Origin: South Africa
- Features: Low Maintenance
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Great For: Bright Sunlight
Plant Care Guide
As with most succulents, Crassulas grow best in full sun or partial shade. In hot summers, more shade may be necessary.
Crassulas are very drought-tolerant and require the soil to mostly dry out between waterings. However, if plants go too long without water their leaves will shrivel and pucker.
Level of Care
Easy! Just place in bright sunlight and don't overwater.
Crassulas remove toxins that can build up in indoor spaces. A general rule of thumb is 1 medium houseplant per 100 square feet of space effectively cleans the air we breathe.
Feed once a year in the spring with a mild cactus fertilizer.
Normal household temperatures 60-80°F are best. When grown outdoors, plants are hardy in USDA zones 9-10. If exposed to extremely hot temperatures, Crassulas will go dormant and drop lower leaves.
Use a well-draining cactus/palm potting mix.
Pruning & Propagation
Prune damaged areas by cutting to the branch. To propagate, plant cuttings in soil.
Sorry! Crassulas are mildly toxic if consumed by pets.