By TammyWhite
2 years ago

Jade plant flowers

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The Jade plant (Crassula ovata), also known as a jade tree, is a perennial succulent plant, native to South Africa.

Its branches are thick and its fleshy leaves are green jade from 3 to 7 cm, which grow in opposite pairs along the stem. The young stems have the same color and texture as the leaves, becoming woody and brown with age.

Its flowering is manifested in small clusters of starry and whitish flowers, which grow together, and occurs in autumn / winter, usually towards the end of December.

The Jade plant belongs to the Crassulaceae family of which there are around 1,400 species divided into 33 genera. These plants store water in their succulent leaves since their habitat is usually typical of dry and hot areas, where water is scarce.

The characteristic arboreal size of this species requires pruning, so that the trunk can support the weight of the heavy leaves and branches that form the crown. These prunings should be done in spring, before the start of the growing season, with them the thickening of the trunk and the growth of the roots are stimulated.

It needs exposure to the sun and high temperatures, although it is able to adapt to cold and frequent frost conditions, although in these cases the flowering is not so abundant and it grows with less vitality. It adapts well in coastal areas. It prefers sandy soils although it can also live in stony and volcanic types. If it is planted in containers it must have good drainage.

It reproduces by cutting stems or leaves. In nature, stems and leaves often fall off to the ground, and after a few weeks, they can take root and form a new plant.

In gardening, it is used in seedlings or planted in large pots outdoors in temperate climates. It is also commonly used as indoor bonsai since its growth can be controlled very well.


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