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What Is This Strange, Fragile Succulent?

Ask The Plant Expert:

What is the name of this succulent and is it normal to be so fragile?  Thanks, Jerry

Baby Toes Crassula

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What Is This Pretty Little French Succulent?

Ask the Expert: Please identify this plant for me

I am unable to identify this plant. Please identify it for me and give me the scientific name. I believe the photo was taken in France.

Thanking you in advance. Loukmaan

Crassula found in France

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What are these plants from the Vizcaya Gardens in Miami?

Ask the Expert: What are these plants?

I’m unsure as to what these plants are, one I believe is a sedum/sempervivum. They are both from Vizcaya Gardens in Miami. Also are the two plants which looking very similar the same? One was in the shade and one in the sun which could explain the difference in colour on the edges of the leaves. Emma

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Your Small Leaf Succulent Is Called Baby Jade

Crassula ovata arborescens - Baby Jade

Crassula ovata arborescens - Baby Jade

Ask the Expert: could you please tell me what kind of plant this?
i have this plant someone gave me and i dont know what kind it is could you please help and also could you tell me how to care for it thanks. Linda

Plant Expert Reply:

Your plant is a succulent commonly called Baby Jade (Crassula ovata arborescens). I have one of these on my patio table.  If it is a true Baby Jade, you will see a slight red margin on the edge of some of the leaves.  Otherwise it is a Crassula ovata (Jade Plant).

They are extremely easy to take care of because they are tolerant of dry conditions. So if I forget to water it in the hot summer, it doesn’t seem to care. Baby Jade likes a fair amount of light and can be pinched to shape it.  Watch for scale, aphids, spidermites, snails and slugs.  Over-watering will cause root-rot.  Keep it towards the dry side.  Fertilize every month or every other month with a well-balanced fertilizer.

Good luck and keep me posted.  I think you’ll love this plant. I do!

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Ask the Expert: How do I identify a plant?
I bought a plant today but I have no idea what that plant is called or how I should take care of it. I’m attaching a picture with hopes of someone knowing what I brought home.  Aga


What you have is a succulent from the genus Crassula.  I’m not sure which species. It could be a Crassula clavata, Crassula cultrata, Crassula herrei or some other kind of Crassula.  In the scheme of things it really doesn’t matter.  You will basically take care of them the same way.   Give it plenty of light. Keep the soil moist in the summer (or during times of high heat) and a little less water during the winter.  Needs good drainage.  Will not like soggy soil.

If you want to pinpoint which one it is take a look at this website http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Crassulaceae/Crassula.html  it has picture of different types of Crassula.

Hopefully this information will be what you need.