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Crassula ovata

Money tree

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in May

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Crassula ovata
  • Common name: Money tree
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Houseplant
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Also known as the money tree, Crassula ovata is a succulent sub-shrub with small pink or white flowers. Native to South Africa and Mozambique, it’s commonly grown as a houseplant in cooler regions.

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Crassula ovata has thick branches and thick, shiny, succulent dark green leaves. The leaves of some cultivars develop a red tinge when exposed to sunlight. Given a warm and humid environment, Crassula ovata bears small, star-shaped pink or white flowers in spring.

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Grow in pots indoors in bright, airy conditions, in cactus compost. Water sparingly and feed fortnightly with a balanced liquid fertiliser. Reduce watering in autumn.

How to grow Crassula ovata

  • Plant size

    1.8m height

    90cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Crassula ovata and wildlife

Crassula ovata has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Crassula ovata poisonous?

Crassula ovata can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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