Crassula arborescens are one of the larger of the species, however with a number of varieties and sub species (subsp) a wide variety can be found. The species itself has attractive blue green foilage which is an asset when looking for contrast in a landscaping plant. A succulent plant originally from South Africa. Crassula arborescens is one of a number of plants referred to as the Jade Plant or Money Tree.
Care and cultivation
Crassula arborescens grow well in a pot or container in a sunny position, well drained soil (let the soil dry out between watering). Plants can be pruned back to keep in shape and new plants are easily propagated from cuttings and seeds.
Propagation is easy from cuttings where a piece around 10 cm long can be cut from a plant and left for around a week to ten days for the cut to heal and callus over. The cutting can then be placed into a potting mix and it should strike fairly easily. Some gardeners us rooting hormones, either powder or liquid, however Crassula cuttungs generally strike well without assistance.
You can cover the pot and cuttings with a plastic bag to increase humidity, however even this is not always needed as ling as the potting mix ix kept moist, but not wet. Keep new cuting in light shade until signs of new growth.
Species and cultivars include :
- Crassula arborescens ‘Blue Waves’ is a popular cultivar.
- Crassula arborescens ssp. undulatifolia has interesting wavy or undulating foliage.
- Crassula arborescens ‘Silver Dollar Jade’
Crassula arborescens are available for sale online from the following growers
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