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Crassula ovata

Jade plant, Money Plant

Synonyms: Crassula argentea, Crassula portulacea
Family: Crassulaceae

A shrubby succulent known as Jade Plant or Money Plant provides fresh-looking greenery even in dry conditions.

Cultivars with unusual leaf forms and colors are also available.

Portulacaria afra is another shrub-like succulent with smaller leaves which also goes under common name of Jade Plant.

Jade plants were covered in Get Results Gardening on 18-09-2020. GRG is an mini-magazine delivered via email. There's something to interest all Australian gardeners but it has an emphasis on South East Queensland and the subtropical climates. Free trials are available. Go to for more information.

Crassula ovata in the Landscape

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Crassula ovata. This is the most commonly grown type.

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Compare Portulacaria afra (left) with Crassula ovata (right)

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Crassula ovata 'Undulata'. One of the more unusual varieties

More Online Information

Jade Plant (Crassula argentea) University of Florida (PDF)
Jade Plant - Plant of the Week (Crassula argentea) University of Arkansas
Jade Plant Crassula ovata Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, South Carolina
Growing Crassula ovata (Jade Plant - Money Tree) The Liverpool Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society
Jade plant leaves shriveling New Mexico State University

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