Jade Plant

Crassula ovata

Crassula ovata photo © by Michael Plagens

On a forest path near a garden in Kiserian, Nairobi, Kenya. July 2014.

FLOWERS: Five or, rarely four sharply pointed petals are white to pink and are borne in small clusters.

SUCCULENT: A small shrub.

LEAVES: with thick, spatulate leaves. Margins of leaves may acquire red color when exposed to more sunshine.

RANGE: South Africa native, but widely planted and easily propagated in Kenya highlands. I hope people are not still bringing more, exotic plants to Kenya!

FRUIT: Dry capsules.


Crassulaceae -- Sedum or Orpine Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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