Common Name: jade plant
Origin: Crassula ovata is found extensively in rocky slopes, fields, hills, or ravines throughout South Africa, being very common within the Eastern Cape.
Description: The jade plant is a multi-branching succulent that develops a bonsai-like form, covered with numerous shiny, jade colored and pear-shaped leaves. Mature plants 2-3 years and older will form a light-brown woody stem, branches will thicken, and leaves will become deciduous. Additionally, from fall to spring, the succulent may develop miniscule clusters of whitish-pink flowers, but indoor plants rarely bloom.
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