Crassula ovata 'Minima'
Small Jade, Miniature Jade, Baby Jade
Crassula ovata 'Minor'
Crassula ovata 'Minima' is a dwarf succulent with a thick trunk and branches with fleshy rounded glossy green leaves with reddish edges. It grows up to 2.5 feet (75 cm) tall and 20 inches (50 cm) wide. Flowers are small, star-shaped, coral-pink, and appear in winter.
USDA hardiness zone 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 are considered a symbol 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 fall, allowing the soil to dry out before watering again. During the winter months, water your plant 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 and 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 cultivar of Crassula ovata.
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