Crassula Ovata


Scientific name: Crassula ovata

Place of Origin: South Africa 

Also known as the Wild Type Crassula ovata

Year: Distribution may have started in the early 1800's

Crassula ovata or Jade plant, frequently called "Money Tree" or "Lucky Plant" is the most common Jade variety and the "typical" plant image that is perceived in mind when one hears the words "Jade plant" or "Jade tree".  This common Jade can be seen in many places, like malls, restaurants, neighbor's windows, offices, gardens in temperate climates etc. Crassula ovata is a handsome plant/tree with round fleshy leaves that charms plant enthusiasts with it's glossy bright green foliage and red tips!  Over the years many different cultivars and Hybrids have become available.

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Scientific name:'Didier'

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"Didier' is most likely a Hybrid likely between a  Crassula Ovata cultivar and a Crassula Arborescens cultivar .  It features a unique shape and format of its leaves as well as red rimed leaves under bright and cool conditions

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Green Bird

Scientific name: 'Green bird'

Year: Unkown

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'Green bird' is thought to be a Hybrid.  

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Hummel's Sunset

Scientific name: Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset'

Place of Origin: Carlsbad California

Edward Hummel

Is credited with finding, breeding or naming this cultivar

Year: 1960's

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'Hummel's Sunset' also known as 'Sunset' or 'The Golden Jade Tree', is a stunning photo-reactive (requires light to change color) cultivar of Crassula ovata. Leaf size is approximately the same size as Crassula ovata.  The leaves will shift from green, to yellow and orange with red edges  in direct sun and cooler temperatures. It is a product  of Hummel's exotic Gardens  in Southern California that was first  produced around 1963.

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Scientific name:  Crassula ovata 'Pallida'

Place of Origin: Hummel's Exotic Gardens

Year: 1966

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'Pallada' otherwise known as Silver Jade Tree or 'Grey Bark" is known for its very unique gnarled looking trunk and slightly grey foliage.   

'Pallada' was a selection from Hummel's Exotic gardens in Carlsbad California.

It is said to be more tolerant of humidity and less tolerant to cool conditions than other Crassula ovata cultivars and is also a very slow grower.

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Pink Beauty/Pacific Pink

Scientific name:  Crassula ovata 'Pink Beauty'

Place of Origin:  Possibly Hummel's Exotic Gardens

Year: 1965

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This cultivar is visually identical to the wild form of  Crassula ovata, however, when mature and under the right conditions, 'Pink Beauty' will produce bright pink clusters of flowers unlike the  common Jade plant that has white or very light pink flowers. 'Pacific Pink' was  a trade name used by Hummel's Exotic Gardens in the 1960's

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Scientific name:  Crassula ovata  'Rubra Jade'  

Place of Origin:  Altman Specialty Plants

Year: for sale in 1981

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'Rubra' also known as 'Ruby Jade' or 'Purple Jade'  appears to have first shown up in Altman Specialty Plants Catalog in 1981.  'Rubra' is known for its unique and  stunning red to purple leaves.   Leaf size is approximately the same as Crassula ovata. It is somewhat of a slow grower. The intense red/burgandy colors appear with very bright light and somewhat cooler temperatures.

The exact origin of 'Rubra' is unknown. Experts speculate that 'Rubra' is likely to be a wild type import form South Africa.

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Variegated Crassula Ovata



Scientific name: Crassula ovata 'Akai'

Place of Origin:

Year: Unknown

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'Akai'  is thought to be nearly identical  to variegated Crassula Ovata   along with 'Lancaster variegated' and 'Lemon 'N Lime'.  Specimens of 'Akai' will have much more white on its leaves and will hold its form when cloned from a cutting but not always when propagated from a  leaf.  'Akai'  is  a slow growing  plant due to it's many albino leaves

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Scientific name: Crassula vata 'Carnival'

Place of Origin:  USA

Year: 2016

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'Carnival' has slightly smaller variegated green leaves often with darker olive green. It appears to have begun circulation in the United States  through "Lowes", a home improvement and Garden store in 2016.

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Lancaster Variegated

Scientific name: Crassula ovata 'Lancaster Variegated'

Place of Origin: Lancaster Gardens.  Lancaster Massachusetts USA

Year: late 1990's

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'Lancaster variegated' is thought to be similar to Crassula ovata variegated as well as 'Akai' and  'Lemon 'N Lime'.  Quality specimens  appear to have a somewhat distinct variegation pattern and contain more vibrant and brighter yellow than other variegated Crassula ovata. 

'Lancaster variegated' was found at Lancaster gardens in Massachusetts some time in the mid  to late 1990's.  It was named and is cultivated by Glen M Lord. 

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Lemon 'N Lime

Scientific name: Crassula ovata 'Lemon N Lime'

Place of Origin: Altman Specialty plants 

Year: 1985

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'Lemon 'n Lime' is perhaps the most common variegated Crasula Ovata,

it is similar in size and shape to 'Lancaster variegated'  and "Akai'  with medium Yellow and bright green leaves.

'Lemon 'n lime' appeared in Altman specialty plants catalog in 1985.

Hummel's Ghost

Scientific name: Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Ghost'

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This very rare and beautiful cultivar is a sport that is found on 'Hummel's Sunset'.  It is A very flashy variegated  form with large amounts  of  red, orange and yellow under stressed bright dry and cool conditions.  This Cultivar  will occasionally grow a sport of  Crassula ovata 'Helios'.

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Scientific name: 'Maruba'

Place of Origin: Thought to be Japan

Year: Unkown

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'Maruba' is the name currently used for this stunning Jade plant, it is thought to possibly be a hybrid and is sometimes referred  to as 'Shin kagetsu' or 'Maruba nishiki'  However the variegated form is currently being called 'Maruba nishiki'.    "Maruba" is a fast growing photo reactive plant with large leaves that turn yellow seemingly from the center out, causing it to appear to glow. It will at times revert to solid green usually in lower light conditions.  There is aslo another form of 'Shin kagetsu' that turns very red and has  bright yellow new foliage. {3rd picture in galery}

Maruba nishiki

Scientific name: 'Maruba nishiki'

Place of Origin: Thought to be Japan

Year: Unkown

Rarity (1-10) 7

'Maruba nishiki' is the name currently used for this stunning Jade plant, it is thought to possibly be a hybrid and is sometimes referred  to as 'Shin kagetsu'.  This is the variegated form of 'Maruba'. with permanent green stripes.   "Maruba nishiki' Is slower growing than 'Maruba"

Sakura kagetsu nishiki

Scientific name: 'Sakura kagetsu nishiki"

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'Sakura kagetsu nishiki'  is a unique Japanese cultivar from the selections 

of the late Mr. Mitsuhashi.  It is known to flower at a young age with typically pink flowers. 

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Scientific name: 'Tri-Color'

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'Tri-color'  is the variegated form of 'Obliqua"  It has a dull velvety looking leaf  with dramatic variegation.   It is speculated that there are at least three separate clones being propagated today: one with much more White, the standard form and one that isn't susceptible to black spots ( A common issue)

'Tri-color' is almost never stable during leaf propagation with Obliqua being the normal result.  'Tri-color' will very infrequently produce a sport of 'Solana'

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Medio Variegated forms

Mikaeri Bijin-Return of beauty

Plant Scientific name:  Mikaeri Bijin also known as Return of Beauty

Year: Unkown

Rarity (1-10)  9

The ultra rare Mikaeri Bijin is highly sought after for it's beautiful curly center variegated leaves. 

Medio variegated Lemon Lime

Plant Scientific name:'Medio variegated lemon 'n lime'

Year: Unkown

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The ultra rare medio variegated form of 'lemon 'n lime.  

Roger Hyan

Scientific name: 'Roger Hyan'

Place of Origin: Japan

Year: Unkown

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'Roger Hyan'  is from the selections of Mr.  Hiroshi Mitsuhashi. It features unique fine line variegation and seems to like a full light spectrum.


Scientific name: Crassula ovata 'Solana'

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'Solana' is perhaps one of the most stunning variegated Jade plants.

It  very rarely shows up as  a sport on Crassula ovata fma. (fma. means form)  obliqua 'Tri-Color'.  It is a reasonably fast grower that will develop some Pink margins when its cooler  and under bright light. It is not stable during leaf propagation but clones are true to form.

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