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madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,433

I have these two crassula plants but they came with no labels.Does anyone have a clue as to the varieties?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,479

    First one is Crassula ovata also known as the Jade plant, Lucky plant or Friendship plant. The second one I am not too sure about. It could be one of the many cultivars of Crassula ovata.

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,433

    Hi,I already have Crassula ovata and this is quite different,when you put them together you can see that (jade on the right).It may be a different variety of it though?

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    The second looks like a crassula perforata of some kind,but their are a lot of different ones.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,479

    I have to admit that I didn't know there were so many Crassulas but the one I would really like is one called (I think!) Buddha's Temple. The only other two I know are C. multicava and C. arborescens.

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,433

    There are LOADS of Crassula,from quite tiny to very large!

    I have Buddha's Temple and a few others.I usually buy them because I like their shape and form but not all get labelled and are just sold as 'Crassula'.

    C.arborescens looks a candidate for one of mine,so a bit more googling I think!

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  • ERICS MUMERICS MUM Posts: 561

    Are crassulas hardy, could they live outside in winter in a sheltered East Anglian garden ?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,479

    HI ERICS MUM. After my last post here I did a bit of research and there is one hardy Crassula that could suit your garden. One called Crassula sarcocaulis.

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  • ERICS MUMERICS MUM Posts: 561
    Ladybird4 says:

    HI ERICS MUM. After my last post here I did a bit of research and there is one hardy Crassula that could suit your garden. One called Crassula sarcocaulis.

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    Ah bless you how kind.  Thank you for the info.  I have a corner where I've got London Pride and house leeks and something different would be nice. I'll check at our GC.

    EM

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,479

    In case it is difficult to obtain from your GC here is a link where you can buy it:

    http://www.tropicalbritain.co.uk/crassula-sarcocaulis.html

    LB

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Madpenguin, those are both beautiful. I'd love to know which Crassulas they are too. Your ovata is a lot lighter green than mine and has a red outline! Wish mine had that. 

    Speaking of Crassula sarcocaulis, I have one. It was given to me. It's so beautiful, at the moment it has tiny pink flowers. It's honey scented. I personally don't want to risk so I keep it on a window sill, but I believe it can go outside. 

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,433

    I have a C.sarcocaulis that has been outside for 5 years.One winter it nearly died from being in the snow and getting wet but I cut all the dead bits off in the spring and it gradually recovered.

    It's grown back very well and at the moment is covered in buds so should be a picture in a day or so!

    I have just ordered 3 C.sarcocaulis plug plants from Amazon as I am going to try them as bonsai.

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