Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset Variegata'
Accepted Scientific Name
Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset Variegata' is an elegantly branched succulent shrub with attractive green leaves striped in ivory and pale yellow and red margins on the new growth and when grown in the sun. It grows up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall. Leaves are thick, fleshy, rounded, and up to 2 inches (5 cm) long. The star-shaped flowers are white with pink overtones and grow in showy clusters at the ends of the branches from late winter to early spring.
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, and 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 is 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 autumn and allow the soil to dry out before watering again. During the winter months, water 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, then waiting 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.
This succulent is a form of Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' selected for its attractively variegated foliage.
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