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Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' (v) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Cactus/Succulent, Houseplant or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

White or Pale Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green, Red and Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

jade plant 'Hummel's Sunset'

Family

Crassulaceae


Crassula can be succulent annuals, perennials, evergreen shrubs or sub-shrubs, with fleshy leaves and small, star-shaped or funnel-shaped flowers in a terminal cluster

'Hummel's Sunset' is a bushy succulent subshrub to 1m in height and width, with glossy, rounded fleshy leaves edged with yellow and tinged red. Small starry white or pale pink flowers are rarely produced in cultivation

Synonym(s)

  • Crassula ovata 'Sunset'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or North-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in bright, filtered light or full sun. When in growth feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. Water moderately from spring to autumn, sparingly at other times

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Neutral, Alkaline or Acid
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 15 - 18ÂșC in early spring or stem or leaf cuttings in spring or early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free