Crassula ovata – Money Tree, Jade Plant, Friendship Tree, Lucky Plant, Dollar Plant

Scientific Name

Crassula ovata (Miller) Druce

Common Names

Money Tree, Money Plant, Jade Plant, Jade Tree, Friendship Tree, Lucky Plant, Dollar Plant, Pink Joy

Synonyms

Crassula argentea, Crassula portulacea, Crassula obliqua, Crassula articulata, Crassula nitida, Crassula lucens, Cotyledon ovata, Cotyledon lutea, Toelkenia ovata

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae 
Genus: Crassula

Crassula ovata

Description

Crassula ovata is a large well-branched, compact, rounded, evergreen shrub, 3 – 6 feet (90 – 180 cm) tall with glossy, dark grey-green, oval, succulent leaves and rounded heads of white to pink star-shaped flowers in early spring. The stem is stout and gnarled and gives the impression of great age, and its branches are also short and stubby but well-proportioned. Branches are succulent, grey-green in color and in older specimens the bark peels in horizontal brownish strips. The leaves are  up to 2 inches (50 mm) long and up to 1 1/2 inches (38 mm) wide, egg-shaped to elliptic, often with a red margin and a somewhat pointed end. They are in opposite pairs, the one pair arranged at right angles to the next, and they are clustered towards the ends of the branches.

Origin

South Africa

Subspecies, Varieties, Forms, Cultivars and Hybrids

 Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’
 Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit’

How to Grow

 How to Grow Crassula ovata

Uses

 Jade Plant – More Than Just a Pretty Plant
 Crassula ovata – A Perfect Present for a Friend
 Money Plant – The Ultimate Symbol of Prosperity

Where to Buy?

 Amazon.com
 CactusPlaza

Links

 Crassula A-Z
 Other Succulents: Genera A-Z
 Cacti: Genera A-Z

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