Written by Maggie
Oct 09 2021
Before we grow and care for crassula ovata minima (miniature jade plant, small jade, baby jade), Crassula Ovata Minima requires the use of soil with good air permeability and drainage. During the curing period, it is necessary to control the growth temperature of the plant and give the plant adequate light, water and fertilizer. Attention should be paid during the maintenance period. During summer or winter, shade work or cold prevention work should be done. During winter, water should be controlled and fertilizer should be stopped.
Crassula ovata - one of the best indoor trees
Crassula Ovata Minima is a succulent plant. The root system of the plant is shallow and has strong drought resistance. When we grow and care for rassula Ovata Minima, it needs to be planted and nourished with soil with good air permeability and drainage performance. The soil can be cultivated or mixed with peat, vermiculite and cinder. The soil can retain water and fertilizer effectively, which is conducive to the respiration and growth of succulent roots.
Crassula Ovata Minima prefers warm temperature. It is suitable for plants to grow in a warm and ventilated climate. The temperature suitable for plants to grow is between 20 and 25 degrees. When we grow and care for rassula Ovata Minima, it need light to grow, and during the curing period, they need to be able to move the plants outside to get more light. The cold resistance of the plant is poor. During the winter, the plant should be moved to the room for curing and the winter temperature should be above 5 degrees.
Crassula Ovata Minima has strong drought resistance, and plants are afraid of waterlogging. When we grow and care for rassula Ovata Minima, it needs to be watered properly, usually once every 5 to 8 days, to keep the soil moist as much as possible. The plant has a high demand for fertilizer. During the growth period, the plant can be given a thin fertilizer solution once every 10 days. The root system of the plant is shallow, and the fertilizer concentration is not too high.
Care should be taken to keep Crassula Ovata Minima indoors. When we grow and care for rassula Ovata Minima indoors, windows should be opened frequently to maintain indoor ventilation. In summer, it is necessary to move the plants to a cool and ventilated place for curing. During winter, after plants enter dormancy state, and we need to control water, stop fertilizing . The plant is put indoors in a position with good light such as a balcony. Be helpful for the growth of the coming year of Crassula Ovata Minima.
Crassula Ovata Minima is in the dormant period throughout the summer. During the dormant period, little or no water is needed. Water is usually resumed only when the temperature drops around mid-September.
If the temperature stays above 5 degrees Celsius in winter, you can water the Crassula Ovata Minima. If the temperature is below 5 degrees Celsius, you must cut off the water, otherwise you are very vulnerable to frostbite in winter.In addition, although winter is very cold, but winter is not a little water do not give, or need to give some water.
Crassula Ovata Minima has an extremely fast propagation rate, especially for leaf inserts, with a success rate of almost 100%. It is the preferred variety for novice leaf inserts. Can also cuttage, but many years of old plants also do not have some emotional appeal, branches lignified after the bottom leaves can be pulled out for leaf insertion, the rest of the old plant for single plant plastic.
Crassula Ovata Minima is mainly cuttings and can also tiller.Cuttings mainly use leaves. The leaves will be picked, so that it is a little water loss is half wilting, and then spread on the wet sandy soil, above the shade, 1 month later in the petiole base germination, root, can be removed from the seedlings for cultivation. The tillers with roots on the side of the plant can also be cut down for subplanting.