Crassula Ovata Sunset 10cm Square
Crassula ovata is the botanical name of the plant commonly referred to as the ‘money plant’ – although it is also known as the ‘jade plant’. There are several other plants that are commonly called the money plant, including Epipremnum aureum (also called ‘devil’s ivy’), Lunaria annua (more commonly called ‘honesty’) and Pilea peperomioides.
Crassula ovata is sometimes listed as Crassula argentea and is a tender evergreen succulent, which is mainly grown as a houseplant. It bears attractive rounded, fleshy, glossy, jade green leaves. These may develop a red tinge around the edges when grown in high light levels. The new stems have the same colour and texture, becoming brown and woody as they age and the plant grows larger.
Plants may flower in summer, but they rarely do.