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Crassula ovata ‘Crosby’s Compact’ (Dwarf Jade Plant)

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Scientific Name

Crassula ovata ‘Crosby’s Compact’

Common Names

Dwarf Jade Plant

Synonyms

Crassula ovata ‘Crosby’s Dwarf’, Crassula argentea ‘Crosby’s Compact’

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae 
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula ovata ‘Crosby’s Compact’ is a much branched, slow growing succulent shrub up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall, with thick stems that hold up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long, obovate leaves. They are green, with red margins and new leaves that can be suffused entirely with red tones. The white, star-like flowers appear in clusters within at the tips of the foliage in late fall through winter.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11a: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 45 °F (+7.2 °C).

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… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

Uses

Jade Plant 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 location to bring prosperity and success… – See more at: Jade Plant for Good Luck, Prosperity and Friendship

Origin

Crassula ovata ‘Crosby’s Compact’ is an attractive, dwarf cultivar of Crassula ovata.

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