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Crassula ovata

Crassula ovata

Crassula ovata, commonly known as kerkei bush or baby jade plant is a perennial member of the Crassulaceae family. This succulent shrub is native to South Africa and has oval, glossy, dark-green leaves where it retains water. The pedunculate inflorescence bears star-shaped and white tinged pink flowers.


Datasheet

Common NameKerkei Bush/ Baby
Jade Plant/ Pink Joy/ Chinese Rubber/
Dwarf Rubber
Botanical nameCrassula ovata
FamilyCrassulaceae
Life CyclePerennial
FoliageEvergreen
Basic Colourwhite – Pink
Height0.6 -> 3 m
HabitatDry areas
Altitude400 – 1800 m
Bloom TimeDecember->February
Plant TypeShrub, Succulent,
Ornamental
Fruit TypeFollicle
different tolerancesHardy
Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesOrnamental
Active substancesNo active substances known
USDA Zone9 (-7), 10 (-1), 11 (+4)
Sun ExposurePart sun, Part shade
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, Self sows
Germinationtell us
Pests/ DiseasesMealybugs, rot,
fungi, red spider

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