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Scientific Name: Crassula ovata
Pronunciation: KRASS-you-luh oh-VAY-tuh
Common Name: jade plant
Family Name: Crassulaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant, Succulent or Cacti
Key ID Features: Creeping succulent; leaves smallish, almost round, thick, fleshy; stem thick, creeping and woody.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
jade plant
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Succulent
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Oblong, Ovate
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Fruit Type:
Fruit Colour: Red, Purple
Fruiting Time: May, Jun
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, rarely seen locally
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Green, Tan
Organ Modifications: Succulent leaves

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Fungal leaf spot, Mealybugs, Root rot, ( Drought resistant )
(GNH) GreeNHouse
(SGL) Sendell Gardens, Langley
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