Succulent with thick leaves and a thick trunk.

by My Geisha Clarkson
(Desoto, TX)

I purchased these plants at my local AlDI grocery store.

They have thick green leaves and trunks. They did come with a little tag on them that gives basic instructions on how to care for them but does not say what type of succulent they are.

When I got them they were not in the best condition and I really want to find out what type of succulent they are.

Drought Smart Plants reply:

Hi My, this is one of the most commonly grown houseplants, and the cause of many people to start a collection due to how easy and forgiving they are to grow.

Its botanical name is Crassula ovata (or Crassula argentea), commonly known as the Jade Plant.

They are some of the quickest rooting plants on the planet, making them the perfect candidate for bonsai. They can grow from a single leaf, or stem cuttings when you prune the plant.

They like bright light, and the only way you can kill them is by overwatering.

Eventually, in extreme old age, and when really rootbound, they'll bloom with very pretty fragrant white or pale pink blooms, something to aim for.

Happy Succulent Growing!

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