Crassula ovata Druce is commonly known as the Jade Plant, kerky bush, pink joy (Eng.); beestebul, kerkij, kerky, plakkies (Afr.); t’karkai (Khoi); umxhalagube (X) (= Crassula argentea, C. portulacea).
This is probably the most commonly grown crassula in South Africa and is well-known as a container plant all over the world, both indoors and outdoors.
- Thrives in full sun or semi-shade, but will flower best in a sunny position.
- Must have good drainage
- Feed with plenty of compost, organic or inorganic fertilisers, and take care not to overwater.
- Tolerant of drought, wind and coastal conditions.