Crassula ovata 'Minima' is a dwarf cultivar of the Crassula ovata plant, commonly called the "baby jade" succulent. As its name suggests, it is a smaller version of the standard Crassula ovata plant, with smaller leaves and a more compact growth habit.
Crassula ovata is one of the more prevalent succulents on the market, and for a good reason! It's beautiful, accessible, and super low maintenance. Its fleshy leaves and thick stems characterize jade succulents.
Its colour does vary but is most commonly a deep green. You may notice that it develops red/purple edges with prolonged exposure to light. This is entirely normal! Jades are slow growers, but if cared for correctly, they can keep you company for decades. It is not uncommon to see a jade succulent that has been passed down several generations.
- This plan does best with consistent bright, indirect sunlight. A few hours of MORNING sun is beneficial, but avoid prolonged exposure to direct afternoon sunlight, as it can scorch their leaves.
- Anacampseros prefers low humidity. Avoid placing them in a humid environment.
- Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Bottom watering is recommended. Overwatering can lead to root rot.
- Avoid using heavy potting soils or soils that retain too much moisture. Opt for a well-draining, gritty potting media.