Eastern Cape, South Africa
A very hardy, upright shrub that grows smaller than the standard Crassula ovata. Crassula ovata Crosbys Compacta is a much branched, slow growing succulent shrub, up to 3 feet tall, with thick stems that hold up to 1 inch long, obovate leaves that are green, with red margins.The white, star-like flowers appear in clusters within at the tips of the foliage in late fall through winter.
Jade plants need full sun to develop their full coloration. Water sparingly or abundantly. Reduce water in the winter
A wonderful mini tree in a fairy garden or miniature garden. Can be used as a hedging plant as well as a shrub in the garden. Makes a great potted plant.
As a general rule of thumb, all the ones with colourful leaves like Echeverias, Sedeveria and Graptopetalum like bright sunlight and semi shade in extreme summers. They cannot be kept indoors or in full shade. All succulents love morning sun.
You can fertilise your succulent once a month.
Watering tips : Make sure NOT to water on the plant itself. Water directly in the soil. You can use a cup or a glass to make sure the water does not spray on leaves. When watering, make sure water comes out of the drainage hole.
You can check our video on how to water succulents on : https://youtu.be/GnzodkMYcmg
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