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Crassula ovata / Jade Plant (20 x seeds)

Crassula ovata / Jade Plant (20 x seeds)

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Binomial name: Crassula ovata

Family: Crassulaceae

Characteristics: A succulent plant with small pink or white flowers. Variously known as a jade plant, lucky plant, money plant or money tree, they are popular all over the world as a house plant.

Seeds per packet: 20

Description: Seed can be sown throughout the year indoors in a mini glasshouse.

Planting medium: Seed raising mix formulated for cactus / succulents.

Optimum germination temperature: 22°C.

  1. Create a mini glasshouse. Follow instructions here
  2. Lightly press the seeds into the seed raising mix. Space seeds about 1cm apart from each other. Cover with a light sprinkle of soil.
  3. Put lid on container to speed up germination, as it increases heat and conserves moisture.
  4. Put container on heat pad or near a heat source. Keep an eye on the soil and container. If too much moisture builds up, take the cover off for a bit to allow excess moisture to evaporate.
  5. Put mini glasshouse in indirect sun. Do not put in direct sun, as this will dry the planting medium.  
  6. Germination can be erratic, but normally between 30-90 days.
  7. Do no over water seeds. Allow soil to dry out between watering.
  8. Gently move seedlings to individual containers when they are 3cm high.  

NB: Seeds are as small as a grain of sand, so take care opening packet.