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Crassula ovata ‘Lemon & Lime’ (Variegated Jade Plant)

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Scientific Name

Crassula ovata ‘Lemon & Lime’

Common Names

Variegated Jade Plant

Synonyms

Crassula ovata ‘Variegata’, Crassula ovata ‘Tricolor’, Crassula argentea f. variegata, Crassula ovata ‘Obliqua’

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae 
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula ovata ‘Lemon & Lime’ is an elegantly branched shrub up to 4 feet (1.2 m) tall, with attractive green foliage striped in ivory and pale yellow. The succulent leaves are up to 2 inches (5 cm) long and are often tipped with a pink margin on the new growth and when grown in the sun.The white, star-shaped flowers with pink overtones grow in showy clusters at the ends of the branches from late winter to early spring. of the branches.

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Hardiness

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

How to Grow and Care

Learning about the care and maintenance of Crassula ovata is easy. The most important factors to consider when growing jade houseplants is water, light, temperature, and fertilizer.

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.

Feed each week or two (maybe less) with a weak or diluted liquid fertilizer. Fertilizer made for succulents may be your best bet, that does not need to be a high strength type.

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 Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

Origin

Garden origin.

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