Crassula ovata "Portulacea"
This is the very attractive, compact small-leaved variety of the Jade plant. The plants bear leaves similar in size and appearance to Portulacaria (Spekboom), hence its name. This variety form attractive compact shrubs with rounded greenish leaves edged with red.
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 ovata is known as the Jade Plant, Lucky Plant or Pink Joy, 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.