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Crassula ovata - Jade Plant, Shrub


Crassula ovata - Jade Plant, Shrub (Crassula ovata - Jade Plant, Shrub)

This small 5.5 ft/1.7m Jade shrub is blooming along with the many millions in San Diego. The Jade shrubs started blooming in November. Photo taken on Dec. 31, 2010.



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Does this smell heavenly?

2 Jan, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

I don't really like the smell of Jade flowers.

2 Jan, 2011

 

Hhhm. I'm going to google this one. There is this plant my mom had that looks very much like this one. That one smelled really nice.

2 Jan, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

It's a very common houseplant around the world.

Never really thought of the flowers smelling very good...that's just my opinion though.

2 Jan, 2011

 

Googled it Delonix. It's not the shrub I'm thinking about.
I've planted seeds for "Gardenia resiniflua" and "Rothmannia capensis" I'm adding wood ash to the pot soil tomorrow to simulate the aftermath of a bush fire. Recommended by seller.

2 Jan, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

Happy planting! I'm sure they'll do very well for you.

2 Jan, 2011

 

Is this the plant they call the money plant, I am growing this one, I do know they make very large specimens, but have never seen one in flower.

9 Jan, 2011

 

Dottydaisy2:

I've read it is called Money plant! Most people just refer to it as Jade shrub...because it grows into a large shrub to about 12ft/ 3.7m tall with thousands of flowers in winter.

10 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks, I am sure it will never flower in this country.....

10 Jan, 2011

 

Dottydaisy2:

I think you could get it to bloom there. It usually needs a little cooler weather in winter...with shorter days to bloom.

Some people and articles say they must have cool weather to bloom well. I know this isn't true...because the ones in Hawaii bloom well and it never cools down in that tropical climate.

11 Jan, 2011

 

Well I live in hope....

12 Jan, 2011

 

Dottydaisy2:

Great! I think longer nights (without any light) and dry soil will probably make your plant bloom. Good luck! :>)

13 Jan, 2011

 

Last I counted, 4 billion in Hayward alone! Yep,I have a few too.

25 Sep, 2014

 

Yes, I know what you're saying. They grow wild here along the sides of hills and everywhere else. They can grow very tall to 10' or taller. The largest one I've ever seen was in Newark (in a neighborhood going out toward the Dumbarton Bridge). It was most likely 12' tall (maybe even taller) and had about a 10' spread. Oh, how I wish I had a digital camera back then!

26 Sep, 2014



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