Random Succulent...

by Lizzy
(NSW, Australia)

I bought this plant from a market but I have no idea what it is or how to take care of it.
It's only a young plant now but it is about 15cm tall and the stem is a gold-brown colour, and the leaves are green with a burgundy outline on the younger leaves.
The leaves are thick, wide and round.
I think it might be a type of Jade Plant, but it looks a bit different and doesn't have flowers, at least not yet.
It would be really good if I could find out what it is!

Hi Lizzy, your identification is bang on the money - it's a Jade Plant, also known as Crassula ovata, or Crassula argentea.

They don't bloom until they reach venerable old age, in some cases ten years or more. You can trigger blooming as they get to a larger size by keeping them pot bound, and don't transplant into a pot that is a lot larger at any one time.

They are easy to prune, and you can make them (either the adult plant, or the cuttings you take off) into Crassula bonsai for a different look.

Enjoy your lovely Jade!

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