Houseplants forum: Opening a can of worms - Variegated Jade Plants

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Name: Sandy Houck
Central, New York (Zone 4a)
Region: New York
Shouck65
Oct 29, 2016 7:00 PM CST
I've been doing a lot of searches online and on this site. The more I read the more confused I get. Can anyone give a low down on the different varieties of variegated jades please?
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Oct 29, 2016 8:55 PM CST
Hi @Shouck65, Welcome to the National Gardening Association Forums.

I did a small search and found this info to start you off with, if there is more; the real experts will chime in and give their expertise. The one thing to keep in mind is the exact same variagated Jade, (Crassala ovata,) grown in differing light may show such different colors, it is difficult to say they are the same plant.

At this link: http://garden.lovetoknow.com/s...
I found this. It does not say if it includes every varigated Jade.

Varieties

There are new varieties, with attractive color, variegation, and leaf structure, but the original solid green one remains the all time favorite.

Hummel's Sunset
'Hummel's Sunset' (c) Trio Nursery
C. ovata 'Variegata' - Green and cream variegated leaves
C. ovata 'Tricolor' - Variegated leaves with pink blush
C. ovata 'Sunset' - Yellow leaves
C. ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' - Yellow leaves with bright pink/red highlights
C. ovata 'Bluebird' - Bluish green leaves
C. ovata 'Monstruosa Hobbit' - Leaves are curled into a roll
C. ovata 'Monstruosa Gollum' - The leaf curl is fused into a tube with a cuplike tip like Shrek's ear
The silver jade tree or silver dollar plant with silvery white leaves is another closely related species named Crassula arborescens.

Welcome! and I hope that helps some.
Laurie B.

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@Shouck65, if you look at the top right corner of my reply you will see information on my location. City or general location in your state is enough to figure out your climate and growing conditions. My town is very small, so I left that out, though I don't know why. If I wanted to add that now, it's easy to change your profile. You click on the Blue Person Icon above and go to your profile. If you do have questions on that, go to the Welcome and Help forum. It is the very last forum, on the forum page.
Name: Sandy Houck
Central, New York (Zone 4a)
Region: New York
Shouck65
Oct 30, 2016 4:11 AM CST
Thank you very much for the information, welcome and tips. It helps to see everything laid out in just simple to the point fashion.

Probably like most people my original green has its beginning decades ago in the family. Hard to imagine living any place that didn't have that piece of living history growing.

Thank you very much again...
Name: Steve Claggett
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madcratebuilder
Oct 30, 2016 6:44 AM CST
I guess you need to define variegated first. Many Jade verities can have multi colored leaves and this can change depending environment. Personally I think of variegated Jade as Tricolor and Variegata. You could include Sunset I guess.

Many other varieties have red tips when grown in a lot of sun. I've collected about 10 varieties over the past year and only a few are a soild color.

Welcome!
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 30, 2016 10:32 AM CST
I should have mentioned there is a cacti and succulent forum. It can make such a difference posting in the right spot. Even more important, I am posting again , to get some more activity on your question for you.
Name: Steve Claggett
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madcratebuilder
Oct 30, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Here is a good link for Jade info.

http://succulent-plant.com/fam...

While wandering the net I nfound some new to me cultivars.

Skinny Fingers Like Gollum but a pointed tip.
Pacific Pride Full size w/ pink floerts
Christmas Cheer
Lemon & Lime
Spectamur agendo
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purpleinopp
Oct 31, 2016 7:36 AM CST
The ones that have been collected & photographed by members here can be found by searching Crassula ovata:
http://garden.org/plants/searc...

Jades are more often discussed in cactus/succulent forum. Some existing discussions there might be of interest also.
http://garden.org/forums/view/...
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Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Oct 31, 2016 10:40 PM CST
madcratebuilder said:Here is a good link for Jade info.

http://succulent-plant.com/fam...

While wandering the net I nfound some new to me cultivars.

Skinny Fingers Like Gollum but a pointed tip.
Pacific Pride Full size w/ pink floerts
Christmas Cheer
Lemon & Lime


I have been collecting all the different Gollums. It is funny I picked one up a couple months ago and it said Shrek ears. Last year I got one they named E.T. fingers.

Check this out. I think every time Gollum sports out there they give it another name.
http://www.cactus-art.biz/sche...
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 31, 2016 10:44 PM CST
Hey Cinta: @Cinta.........So nice to see you here! Hurray!
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Oct 31, 2016 10:54 PM CST
lauriebasler said:Hey Cinta: @Cinta.........So nice to see you here! Hurray!

I am always on. I am a night owl I never get sleepy until 3 am in the morning. I sit in the hospital and I am starting to use my smart phone.

I kept my dumb phone and only used the smartphone to find my dumb phone. When I lose my dumb phone I use y smartphone to dial my dumb phone and follow the ring. My dumb phone is easier to carry around in the garden and It is always with me so I never really used my smartphone much.

I have acres of land and I have dropped the dumb phone out there. I look funny dialing the smart phone and walking around listening for the ring to find the dumb phone.
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Nov 1, 2016 9:29 AM CST
Yes, Welcome! back, Cinta. It's good to see you posting. BTW, I've done the same thing with my IPad-- losing my phone in the yard, retracing my steps, and trying to locate it with the IPad. Rolling on the floor laughing My neighbors have already figured out that I'm a nut--nuts about gardening, that is. Whistling I hope that things with you are as well as they can be. Thumbs up
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tarev
Nov 1, 2016 11:45 AM CST
Hello Sandy, I grow several of them, but to be honest I don't really go crazy with the names, as long as I know what type and familiarize with its growing preference then it is fine with me. Got to make growing them fun! At times some sellers do not affix the complete names anyways, but as long as they grow well here, which they really do, then the fun continues.

If you happen to really find a reputable seller that has given a complete name, keep a photo log and remember the tag, so you can have it properly on file for your reference.

Crassulas do a wonderful leaf color changing hue during cold season and depending on light intensities it gets, sometimes it is hard to imagine it was the same plant you bought the first time around. Smiling
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