On Oct 10, 2012, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:
This is a plant that easily falls into the "One step forward and two steps back" with any cultural mistake..not forgiving for a Crassula.
Do not believe that 9a rating..anything around freezing can make it mush.
Its a great looking Crassula if given full sun,moderate water and lots of time.
Can be grown from single leaf just like regular jade. In seattle single leaf rooted for 2 months will burn red in summer sun has took 4 months to produce 2 new shoots. Leaf 'fattened up' after 3 weeks or so showing root growth from single leaf at 2-3 weeks window sill seattle
On Jul 16, 2006, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
This Crassula is a relatively slow growing species when compared to C ovata or the 'normal' Jade plant people think of. This plant has much heavier leaves and branches, that will, with time, collapse themselves if not pruned. This species does not seem to be that happy in shade, but will grow. It is an easy plant to propogate and grow in most areas of southern California.
The Silver Jade has round and 'fat' leaves. They are a silvery-green with a red edge if in strong enough light.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Clayton, California Fairfield, California Laguna Niguel, California Mission Viejo, California Reseda, California San Diego, California Thousand Oaks, California Valley Center, California Haverhill, Florida Timber Pines, Florida Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey Rochester, New York