Crassula Jade Coral

crassula Jade Coral in container

Crassula Jade Coral has the look of undersea coral. It is easily identified by its tubular shaped leaves as seen below.
Crassula Jade coral closeup

When exposed to bright light, there will be a red hue to leaf tips. Jade Coral stores its water in the leaves and stems. The soil is better kept too dry rather than too wet.
This plant does well in both direct and indirect sunlight. If you are moving your plant from direct light to indirect light, or vice versa, do so gradually.

Do not water this plant, until the soil is almost completely dry. Succulent/Cactus soil should be used. Something that drains easily.

It’s slow growing and low maintenance,  so does well on a desk or window sill.

You can fertilize once in summer, but not necessary.

Crassula Jade Coral can be easily propagated from cuttings, or by placing a leaf in soil.

I was first drawn to this plant by the unusual shape of its leaves, and purchased one at the local nursery. Soon after I noticed that my mother’s neighbor had given her a large Jade Coral which she had outdoors in her garden. Crassula plants can grow outdoors in zones 10 through 12.

With permission, I took a cutting from Mom’s plant. I let the stem callus over, then planted it in dry soil and added a touch of water. Right now it is in the living room on a window sill.  I have several Crassula plants, but this is one of the most unusual.  You might want to find one for yourself.  Let me know if you do.  I’d love to hear from you.


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