Crassula ovata

Crassula ovata

This succulent plant from South Africa is often called 'jade tree' and indeed, it does grow to resemble a small, many-branched tree, around 90 cm tall (though it can grow taller). It has thick brown stems and plump, shiny, wedge-shaped leaves that can be edged with red. In winter, it has sprays of dainty pale pink or white flowers. It looks good growing in a pot and likes a sunny position. It needs almost no maintenance! It is a very structural-looking plant. Propagation is by cuttings.

Flowers in June, July.

 Out now in my Sydney Garden.