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Products > Crassula arborescens ssp. undulatifolia
 
Crassula arborescens ssp. undulatifolia - Ripple Jade
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Crassula arborescens ssp. undulatifolia (Ripple Jade) A compact dense succulent shrub to 3 to 4 feet tall with stout stems tipped with bluish-grey erect leaves that are twisted with rippled slightly purplish edges and compact inflorescence of white star-shaped flowers in late spring into early summer (or at least this is when we are told it blooms but we haven't seen it). Plant in full coastal sun or light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently. Hardy to around 25 F. A very nice dense garden plant that can also be trimmed out to expose branching structure as a bonsai-like subject or used as an indoor house plant in bright light. This plant is distinct from the more common and stouter Crassula arborescens ssp. arborescens with thinner more elongated leaves and is also quite different from Crassula 'Blue Bird', which is sometimes listed as a cultivar of Crassula arborescens ssp. undulatifolia. This plant is native to the Klein Winterhoek Mountains of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. This plant was a International Succulent Introduction (ISI) as ISI 2005-16 that was from rooted cuttings taken from the from the Huntington Botanic Garden's plant HBG#84988 that was from a plant collected by Ernst van Jaarsveld at the type locality, Sapkamma Station, East Cape, South Africa. It is variously mislabeled in nurseries with such cultivar names as 'Blue Waves', 'Blue Curls', 'Jitters' and is sometime listed as a Crassula ovata cultivar.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Crassula arborescens ssp undulatifolia.
 
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