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Carpet Jade in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Crassula pubescens subsp. radicans 'Red Carpet'

 

Carpet Jade

A dense low growing plant growing nearly flat (2 to 6 inches high) and spreading 2 to 3 feet wide with older stems rooting at the nodes and short upright stems congested with small flat succulent leaves that are green much of the year but flush bright red in winter when grown in full sun. In the winter also appear the the tight rounded clusters of small white flowers on stalks a few inches above the foliage. Plant in a well-drained soil in full to part sun - requires some shade in hot inland locations but color is best with the most light. Requires little water to survive and withholding water is summer also seems to turn foliage reddish and tolerates most any soil condition. Frost hardy to 25° F.

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plant Features
  • Carpet Jade likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Carpet Jade likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Carpet Jade is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Carpet Jade likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Carpet Jade

Latin name

Crassula pubescens subsp. radicans 'Red Carpet'

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Carpet Jade likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Carpet Jade is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Carpet Jade likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Carpet Jade likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Carpet Jade is 0.60meters x 0.60meters 0.60 M 0.60 M

Crassula pubescens subsp. radicans 'Red Carpet'

A dense low growing plant growing nearly flat (2 to 6 inches high) and spreading 2 to 3 feet wide with older stems rooting at the nodes and short upright stems congested with small flat succulent leaves that are green much of the year but flush bright red in winter when grown in full sun. In the winter also appear the the tight rounded clusters of small white flowers on stalks a few inches above the foliage. Plant in a well-drained soil in full to part sun - requires some shade in hot inland locations but color is best with the most light. Requires little water to survive and withholding water is summer also seems to turn foliage reddish and tolerates most any soil condition. Frost hardy to 25° F.


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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