Green and white succulent
by Ron George
leaves on three stems, thick leaves
Drought Smart Plants reply:
Hi Ron, this is a variety of the jade plant that is variegated.
The botanical name is Crassula argentea variegata, and the only difference between this one and the plain green type is that it's a little less vigorous, a common side effect when plants have white parts on the foliage.
The white means that it doesn't contain chlorophyll, an important part of how plants make light into energy to grow.
Care is the same as for the other types of Crassula; warm bright location, with thorough watering a few times during the growing season. Never let water sit in a saucer under the pot.
These plants respond well to pruning - each time you cut off a part of the stem, several new buds below that will break into growth, eventually making a very bushy and compact plant.
Happy Succulent Growing!
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