Crassula sarmentosa, Showy Trailing Jade. Crassula sarmentosa Variegata
Crassula sarmentosa Variegata

Crassula sarmentosa

Showy Trailing Jade
Family: Crassulaceae
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersPink flowers

Growing and plant care for Crassula sarmentosa is quite straightforward. It thrives in full sun or half-shade and requires moderate water, although it is drought-tolerant and can take some neglect. Once established, it requires minimal care and is low-maintenance. It can be grown in the ground or in pots, and can reach 2-5 feet in height and spread 2 feet across. To best encourage flowering, water the plant regularly, with an occasional deep soaking. If grown in colder regions, it is recommended to insulate the pot and place it in a sheltered area away from winds and drafts to protect the roots from freezing.

The foliage and flowers of Crassula sarmentosa add to its ornamental appeal. Its showy, ground-cover foliage is soft to the touch, slightly toothed and a pleasant dark green in shade, neon green in the sun. The white or off-white flowers appear throughout the year and add a delightful touch. This makes the Showy Trailing Jade an excellent choice for outdoor rockeries, pot plants and green roofs, as well as creating a delightful ground cover in USDA Zone 9-11.

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