Growing Crassulas can be rewarding as it is not a difficult genus to
grow. For the sake of my sanity and time I will stick to the ornamental
species from Southern Africa and Jade plants.
Crassula ??? is a typical example of a Jade plant, they are hardy and easy
to grow and can be turned into "bonsais" quite easily. For the best
results grow these plants in full sun, otherwise the branches become lanky.
I've successfully grown them in a variety of soil types, just make sure your
medium is well drained.
Watering Jade Plants is easily mastered as the plant will tell you when it needs
water. The signs include shriveling of leaves and stems and in extreme
cases the branches will break off in segments. A weekly water should be
sufficient during the active growth periods, cut back on watering during the
dormant seasons. A monthly feeding should be sufficient, use a well
A clay or plastic pot will suffice, if you have a rockery put it into the
rockery as it makes a nice addition to any feature.