Do you have a problem deciding your first jade plant?
..to start your first ever plants experience!
Which types of jade plants for beginners gardener?
Which type is the most easy to maintain?
Which type is the most beautifull?
Which type can grow the biggest?
..and any related question mention above..
That means this article is exclusively made for you guys!
..you are not the only one to have difficult problem to choose..
Including you and me..
..there’s someone also have the same problem..
Let’s us first take a look on Chyntara’s story!
After i begin to work from home..
..because of the covid pandemic..
I start to get bored..
usually, I can hang out with my colleague..
..after the work hours..
But now, I just feel so empty..
with no activity..
My friend suggested that I should start gardening..
I don’t know which type of plants is easy for beginners like me..
..or which type to even start my colletion..
It’s so frustrating for me to decide..
after i done my research for trendy type of jade plants
I decide to start with Crassula arborescens or silver dollar jade..
because the types is no-fuss plant..
and it’s common outdoors plants in U.S..
I was relieved to have gone through the suffering of choosing..
11 Trendy Type Of Jade Plants
There are more than 1,000 jade plant type in the world..
If you are having trouble to choose what type of jade plant to start..
..or just add another collection for your garden..
This article will assist you to identify 11 types of jade plants..
..both the common and the rare breeds..
Crassula Arborescens (‘Silver Dollar Jade’)
Crassula arborescens a.k.a the Silver Dollar Jade plant..
..is original plant of the Western Cape, South Africa..
It is a 2 to 4 ft succulent grove..
It has spherical gray “Silver Dollar” leaves..
This type looks similar to the traditional jade plant (Crassula ovata)..
On the other hand
..the round leaves of Silver Dollar Jade aren’t dark green..
..but silvery blue with red-tinted edges..
despite the fact this tough, no-fuss plant grows outdoors in U.S..
..it is often grown indoors..
” Plant hardiness zones 10 and 11, with temperature ranges of 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Throughout frost-free areas of the West Coast and southern states, the jade plant can live outdoors even in the winter. “
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Crassula ‘Blue Bird’ (‘Blue Bird Jade’)
Crassula ‘Blue Bird’ has conflicting pairs of stand-up bluish-grey elliptic..
..and twisted leaves on a much-branched pseudo-tree up to 60 to 90 cm tall.
Crassula ‘Blue Bird’ is a mix of Crassula ovata and Crassula arborescens..
Crassula ‘Blue Bird’ is similar as Crassula arborescens ssp. undulatifolia..
..subspecies with two kinds of different forms in one cultivation.
Crassula Arborescens Ssp. Undulatifolia (‘Ripple Jade’)
Crassula arborescens ssp. undulatifolia ‘Ripple Jade’ has a solid..
..spherical heads onto very sturdy branches..
..that look alike bonsai type..
Its grayish-green leaves are twisted and stand-up..
..in few occasion with purple edging..
..when this plant is developing in the right place..
It can develop into a rounded grove..
..with mature plants capable of reaching 0.91 to 1.2 m tall..
..develops no woody branch..
..and is easily cut and formed..
It is very dryness tolerant when set..
The flowers are pinkish white and star like.
Crassula Exilis Ssp. Picturata (‘Tiger Jade’)
Crassula exilis subs. picturata ‘Tiger Jade’ is a dwarf annual..
..or perennial succulent herb with many stems forming tufts..
from a vertical woody rootstock..
It has spiral designs rosettes and rather thin, sharp leaves..
The species is known by its leaves distributed with red spots, far from fleshy..
..and for the flowering stand-up stem which is hairy..
Crassula ‘Jade Tower’
Crassula ‘Jade Tower’ is a alluring succulent plant that create vertical columns..
..dressed with jade green leaves thickly iced with white papillae..
The flowers are tiny, white close to pink..
..and grow in the end of winter at the top of the stems..
It has the same offspring as for Crassula marnieriana ‘Jade Necklace’.
Crassula Marnieriana ‘Jade Necklace’
Crassula marnieriana ‘Jade Necklace’ has broad, plate-like leaves..
that wrap the branch like beads on a rosario..
This species is original from South Africa where it develop low..
..and grow around rocks..
Its stems can grow quite long..
..and it grow nicely from the pot and it’s container..
Crassula Ovata (‘Green Jade’)
Crassula ovata is a common houseplant..
..that is first named as Cotyledon..
It is a multibranched..
..very floriferous like bonsai grove..
with bright green leaves that are thin yet succulent…
They are pear-like and sparkling jade-green with or without a red edge..
..after around 24 to or 36 month..
..the plant grow a fat, twisted light trunk.
Crassula Ovata ‘Crosby’s Compact‘ (‘Dwarf Jade’)
Crassula ovata ‘Crosby’s Compact’..
a.k.a named ‘Dwarf Jade’, is a slow-develop plant..
..with multi branched succulent grove..
..with fat branch that grow up to 2.5 cm long..
It develop up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall..
Leaves are green with red edge..
New leaves can be cover with red tones all over..
White, star shape flowers grow in groups at the peaks..
..in the end of winter..
Crassula Ovata ‘Gollum’ (‘Gollum Jade’)
Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ alias ‘Gollum Jade’ is a shocking plant..
..that first discover in the 1970s at Abbey Garden..
It has stretched, tube-shaped leaves with a ruckle end..
..that appears like straw..
The peaks have a reddish gradation and the tall leaves are green..
The flowers are star-like and white or pink in color..
Gollum Jade endures long dryness..
..and should be place in pots with drainage holes and sand-like or good draining soil.
Crassula Ovata ‘Gollum Variegata‘ (‘Variegated Gollum Jade’)
Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ variegata alias ‘Variegated Gollum Jade’..
..is a tiny, always grenn, succulent grove..
..up to 90 cm tall and up to 60cm wide..
..with thriftily branched stems and interesting tubu-like multiform leaves..
The flowers are tiny, star shape, and pinkish-white or white in color.
Crassula Ovata ‘Hobbit’ (‘Hobbit Jade’)
Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit’ alias ‘Hobbit Jade’..
..is a shocking plant of the trendy types of Jade Plants..
In the right climates (zone 9+) it can develop outdoors as a tiny grove..
..but it also really glows as a no-fuss indoor plant..
..because it endures low-light situations..
When develop indoors, this plant stays tiny and its branches close to bonsai clearing.
[Bonus] Other Kinds of Jade Plants
Senecio Jacobsenii (‘Weeping Jade’)
Senecio jacobsenii a.k.a ‘Trailing Jade’ or ‘Weeping Jade’..
..is a bare evergreen..
..the forever leaf-succulent plant with flat..
..overlying leaves that are cover of greenish pink and dark red..
with green stems, and splendid orange flowers..
..in the end of the summer and early fall..
This plant has also been named Kleinia petraea and Notoniopsis petraea..
..and the correct name is still unknown until today.
Which Types Of Jade Plants Interest You The Most?
Because of its low maintain, yet brilliant colors..
..lovely looks, little care demands..
..and the ability to survive in terible situations..
..the jade plant is an extremely trendy houseplant.
..whether you’re an skillful gardener or a novice..
..any of the types of jade plants will be a excellent companion and hobby for you..
..and your home interior.
For me personaly..
..between this 11 types of jade plants..
i choose Crassula exilis ssp. picturata (‘Tiger Jade’) as my favorite..
how about you?
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