Crassula ovata 'Crosby's Compact'
Dwarf Jade Plant
Crassula argentea 'Crosby's Compact', Crassula ovata 'Crosby's Dwarf'
Crassula ovata 'Crosby's Compact' is an attractive dwarf cultivar of Crassula ovata.
Crassula ovata 'Crosby's Compact' is a much-branched succulent shrub with thick stems that bear attractive green leaves with red margins. It slowly grows up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall. Leaves are obovate and up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. The new leaves can be suffused entirely with red tones.
The flowers are small, white, and star-shaped and appear in clusters at the tips of the branches in late fall and winter.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Many people enjoy growing Jade Plants in their homes and offices. They are considered symbols of good luck. But you do not need to be lucky to learn the proper care and maintenance of Jade Plants. The most important factors to consider when growing Jade Plants are water, light, temperature, and fertilizer.
Easy to grow in a container, best in full sun, but will tolerate part sun. It needs well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Water regularly from spring to fall, allowing the soil to dry out before watering again. During the winter, water the plants only enough to keep the leaves from shriveling. The most common reason for failure is overwatering.
Propagating is achieved with leaf or stem cuttings placed into a soil mix. Wait until they show some growth. Before placing them in the 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.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for a Jade Plant.
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