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Crassula, crassula ovata, Jade Plant, Crassula capitella, crassula perforata, Strings of buttons

Crassula

Native mostly from South Africa, Crassula are popular succulent annuals, perennials, evergreen shrubs or sub-shrubs. They offer a great variety of forms and colors to please everyone. They boast fleshy green leaves resembling paddles, pagodas or propellers which turn brilliant red, orange or yellow in bright light or cold weather. Clusters of small, white to pink flowers are an added bonus. Easy to grow, Crassula are perfect for water-wide gardens and containers.


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Crassula capitella 'Campfire'

Eye-catching, Crassula capitella 'Campfire' is a branching succulent with densely stacked, propeller-like, pale green leaves that change to brilliant scarlet in bright light. The color is brightest in winter in response to cool nights and bright sunlight. Low-growing, this plant spreads by runners to form a colorful mat. It can be used as a small scale groundcover.

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Crassula capitella 'Red Pagoda'

Eye-catching, Crassula capitella 'Red Pagoda' is a branching succulent with densely stacked, fleshy, triangular chartreuse leaves adorned with bright crimson tips. Their color is brightest in winter in response to long cool nights and bright sunlight.

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Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' (Jade Plant)

Highly popular, award-winning Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' is an evergreen succulent subshrub with glossy, rounded, fleshy green leaves adorned with golden yellow tips and red edges. The tip's coloration is even more intense during the cooler months of the year.

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Crassula ovata (Jade Plant)

One of the most widely grown succulents, Award-winning Crassula ovata (Jade Plant) is an evergreen subshrub with glossy, rounded, fleshy dark green leaves often adorned with red edges. The tip's coloration is more intense in full sun.

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Crassula perforata (String of Buttons)

Crassula perforata (String of Buttons) is a fairly fast growing, shrubby and sprawling succulent with stems and leaves that seem stacked atop each other. Erect first, the fleshy stems become pendent over time, making this plant useful for containers, or hanging baskets.

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