The Jade Collection:
Jades are tough, resilient, unfussy plants with remarkable water storage capacities and survival skills. Jades comes in a range of shapes and sizes with leaves that can be yellow, red & green, two toned cream & green. Foliage develops a red blush during the year under dry or stressful conditions.
Common Names: Jade Plant, Money Tree, Lucky Plant, Friendship Plant, Tree of Happiness, Dollar Plant & Penny Plant.
Botanical/Scientific Names: Crassula ovata, Crassula, Portulacea, Crassula argentea & Crassula arborescens
Jade plants are considered to bring good fortune to the home and office.
Overview: Crassula Ovata formally known as Crassula argentea The Jade Tree is an evergreen succulent native to South Africa where it grows on rocky hillsides under hot sunny conditions. Rain there is frequent and usually occur during the late winter. Jade trees are capable of holding large quantities of water in their leaves for their survival in an arid habitat, in their natural environment plants grow 1-3m.
When the plant does flower usually late winter the bush is covered in masses of sweetly scented, pretty pale pink to white star shaped flowers in tight rounded bunches. Crassula is best grown in full sun, since leaf colour develops more fully in these conditions.
Usage & Display: JADE is a wonderful sculptural plant for pots, tubs, rockeries, retaining walls and gravel gardens and is the ideal plant for a water wise garden. It can be grown indoors. It has long been used in containers where they will live for years in root-bound conditions but can also be used as specimen or hedge plantings outdoors in full sun, part sun or deep shade.