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Tiger Jade in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Crassula exilis subsp. picturata

 

Tiger Jade

Crassula are succulent, herbaceous plants. Some varieties are suitable for rock gardens in mild regions as long as the soil is well drained. The thick leaves are often covered with hair or 'meal' and the flowers are generally small in size and borne on terminal panicles. Crassulas can easily be grown from leaf cuttings. Crassula picturata is a stemless plant with triangular, dark green leaves measuring approximately 10-12cm long by 1cm wide.

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plant Features
  • Tiger Jade likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Tiger Jade likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Tiger Jade is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Tiger Jade likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Tiger Jade

Latin name

Crassula exilis subsp. picturata

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tiger Jade likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Tiger Jade is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Tiger Jade likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Tiger Jade likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tiger Jade is 0.35meters x 0.10meters 0.35 M 0.10 M

Crassula exilis subsp. picturata

Crassula are succulent, herbaceous plants. Some varieties are suitable for rock gardens in mild regions as long as the soil is well drained. The thick leaves are often covered with hair or 'meal' and the flowers are generally small in size and borne on terminal panicles. Crassulas can easily be grown from leaf cuttings. Crassula picturata is a stemless plant with triangular, dark green leaves measuring approximately 10-12cm long by 1cm wide.


Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Crassulas can be grown from leaf cuttings taken in spring and summer. Pull a leaf from the main stem, leave it to dry for a day, then place it on the surface of the growing compost. The leaf will form roots and eventually, a small rosette will appear at the base. Remove and pot up the new plant when well rooted.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Crassulas need a sharply drained soil, such as 2 parts John Innes potting compost number 2 and 1 part course sand or grit. They do best on a sunny window ledge and in winter, require a minimum temperature of 7C. Repot every second year in early spring.

 
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