The common names of this many-branched shrub from South Africa are dollar plant, jade plant, and jade tree. Its fleshy stems are covered with peeling bark and the spoon-shaped leaves are shiny, mid- to dark-green, often edged with red or pale green markings.
The small, star-shaped flowers are white, tinged pink, with purple anthers, produced in fall in clusters up to 2 in. (5 cm) across. C.o. ‘Basutoland’ has pure white flowers.
Size: Height 3—4 ft. (90—120 cm).
Light: Some direct sunlight.
Temperature: Cool to normal room. In winter, keep at 45—55°F (7-12°C).
Moisture: Allow to dry slightly between waterings, from spring to fall. In winter, apply only enough water to prevent the soil drying out.
Feeding: Use standard liquid fertilizer once a month from spring to fall.
Propagation: Remove individual leaves or take 2 in. (5 cm) tip cuttings and root in water or soil, in spring of summer.
Special needs: No crassula will flower without sunshine.