Crassula ovata 'Ripple Jade'

by Rory

Is this a Kalanchoe?

Hi Rory, I don't think this is a Kalanchoe, because of the tiny pin sized markings on the leaves. The one plant that has these is Crassula. This plant is one of the most often bought to start a collection, but yours is a little unusual.

This one is a special variety of the Jade plant, and goes by the name of Crassula ovata 'Ripple Jade'. You can see more about that particular cultivar here, and more about how to grow Crassula here.

Hope that helps solve your mystery!

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Aug 04, 2019
Note to Suzanne
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

If the flowers are bell shaped, it's not Crassula. They have clusters of star shaped flowers, usually in a globe.

Bell shaped flowers are most likely some kind of Kalanchoe - related but not in the same genus.

Aug 03, 2019
Ripple Jade flower
by: Suzanne Watson

I have what I was told was a ripple jade but it bloomed for the first time and it’s a cluster of pink bell-shaped flowers. Is it just another variety?

Feb 19, 2019
Thanks for the Correction
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

It's important to be accurate with the naming of plants. Thanks, Jeff!

Feb 18, 2019
by: Jeff Newman

I believe this species is actually a subspiecies of Crassula arborescens called Crassula arborescens undulatifolia.

I believe the identification as Crassula ovata is incorrect, though apparently common on the Internet.

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