Crassula arborescens subsp. arborescens
Origin: Western Cape Province, South Africa
Known as the Silver Dollar Plant, this is the original species form of Crassula arborescens. It is relatively slow growing with thick silvery-grey leaves.
Plant size: Well established plants, about 8 to 10 cm high are offered.
Crassula is a large genus of easy-growing succulent plants, ranging from small compact plants to large tree-like shrubs. The species in South African is commonly referred to as "Plakkies" in Afrikaans. It is a widespread genus, found mainly in South Africa, but also northwards in Africa and in Madagascar. The variability in the genus presents an array of plant forms, sizes, leaf shapes, colours and textures. This spectrum of features makes them excellent plants for container gardening, the rockery or used in larger landscapes.
Crassula arborescens is known as the Ripple Jade Plant or Dollar Plant, and it is believed to bring good luck. Known in many shapes and colours, this species is very popular and is grown as container plants worldwide. They are extremely hardy plants and grown in smaller containers, they will form very attractive natural bonsai trees.
Caring for your Crassula arborescens
Pot: The Silver Dollar Plant does very well in containers or in the garden. The smaller the container the more compact your plant will be, forming a natural bonsai.
Soil: The plants are very willing and can adapt to most spoils.
Light: The brighter the light the more colourful your plant will be. Although The Silver Dollar Plant grows well indoors, bright or direct sunlight brings out their best colours.
Water: The Silver Dollar Plants are magical in that they can tolerate higher amounts of water but also the opposite, well established plants of Crassula arborescens can withstand months of drought.