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Crassula ovata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’ – Golden Jade Tree

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Scientific Name

Crassula ovata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’

Common Names

Golden Jade Tree

Synonyms

Crassula ovata ‘Sunset’

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae 
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula ovata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’ is a shrubby succulent up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall with leaves about the same size as the common Jade Plant (Crassula ovata). Unlike the green leaves of the species, the leaves of this cultivar take on spectacular hues with the upper portion of the leaves having a golden yellow color and the edges ochre, especially during the cooler months of the year. The late fall to winter flowers are white with a hint of lavender.

Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' - Golden Jade Tree

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How to Grow and Care

Easy to grow in container, best in full sun but will tolerate part sun. It need well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Water regularly form spring to autumn and allow soil to dry out before watering again. During the winter months, water only enough to keep the leaves from shriveling. Most common reason for failure is overwatering. Propagating is achieved with leaf or stem cuttings which are placed into a soil mix, then wait until they show some growth. Before placing them in soil mix you will prevent potential problems from the sap seeping out by allowing them to dry on a windowsill, for a few days or so… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Crassula ovata.

Uses

Crassula ovata is a popular good luck charm in Asia thought to activate financial energies. This beautiful succulent has vibrant green leaves symbolic of growth and renewal, closely resembling jade coins, symbolic of wealth and prosperity. It is a traditional gift for businesses and many business owners place a Jade Plant near the entrance of their restaurants or shops, or in a southeast

Origin

Crassula ovata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’ was introduced by legendary succulent plant breeder Ed (Emerald) Hummel (1903-1979) of Inglewood and later Carlsbad California.

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