Plant ID forum: Mystery succulent

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Feb 17, 2015 2:21 PM CST
Appears to have Albino offset.
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Name: Donald
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needrain
Feb 17, 2015 2:38 PM CST
Portulacaria afra 'Variegata' aka Rainbow Elephant Bush, I think. Here's mine from the summer.



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tarev
Feb 17, 2015 2:44 PM CST
I agree with Donald.

Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 17, 2015 3:53 PM CST
I agree Elephant Bush (Portulacaria afra 'Variegata')
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Feb 17, 2015 5:28 PM CST
It's says it's also called miniature jade, so is it a mini variegated jade or is that a nickname? Jades usually grow upward not hanging and get orange tint in leaves when exposed to adequate sunlight.
Name: Donald
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needrain
Feb 17, 2015 7:27 PM CST
I think probably a nickname. The one in my photo gets a lot of direct sun. I have a couple of jade (Crassula family) plants of different types and they do grow upright. There a lot of Crassulas with different growth habits and appearance. The Portulacaria is more horizontal at times than it is hanging. I have a green Portulacaria and the growth on it is more upright than on the variegated one, but I don't know if that is characteristic or if mine are just growing somewhat differently for some other reason.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 18, 2015 8:31 AM CST
Miniature Jade is just a common name/nickname for the plant. It is a succulent like the Jade Plant (Crassula ovata) but no relation, being a different genus and species.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 18, 2015 8:32 AM CST
There is a variegated Jade that looks similar: Jade Plant (Crassula ovata 'Lemon & Lime') but still, it's a different genus/species.
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