Red Jade Leaf Bottom

kaktuskrisFebruary 15, 2013

Pinched back a compact leaf Jade and noticed the nice red on the underside of the leaves...If only the top were like this.

Christopher

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norma_2006

From Norma Los Angeles, The cold westher may be cuse, I have a red leaf
Crassuls ovata with ruby red leaves, I think to many different growing conditions cause this. cold, water, inherited form, or type, fertilizer, soil mix. your mix.l The color doesn't look like ruby, like good red wine/ or blood red, that like more brown. I can't give you a response that you can take to the bank. I would need to see the whole plant, soil, pot, you did the right thing cutting of the tips in winter, Crassula are winter growers.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 1:55PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Very pretty Christopher...I know what you mean, that would be awesome if the colors were on top too :o)

Too bad you can't plant it upside down,lol...

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:00AM
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kaktuskris

This Jade of mine is red on the tops now too...

Christopher

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 5:36PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Very nice!
Which one is this, Christopher?

Josh

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 7:16PM
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kaktuskris

This is none other than the 'Rubra' cutting Norma sent me a couple of years ago now, maybe, when I sent her a cutting from the original plant of the cutting in the first photo. It loves that window, as does the 'Skinny Fingers,' as you call it, that I posted a photo of recently.

Christopher

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 7:51PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I thought it might be, but didn't want to guess incorrectly ;-)

It reminds me a bit of a Jade I "rescued" five years ago...you might remember this one. The plant looks completely different now, of course. Pic taken 2/17/2008:

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:07PM
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kaktuskris

Josh, I am curious to see what that Jade of yours looks like now, five years later....

Christopher

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 9:45PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I don't have a current pic, but here's one from last year - it's the one on the right. As you can see, it is re-growing leaves after a pruning. I am fairly convinced that it is a 'Crosby's Compact' - as is the other one pictured. One of my most colorful Jades.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 3:18PM
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kaktuskris

Josh, the leaves in the older photo look too big and long to be 'Crosby's Compact' to me, I could be wrong though. I thought the cutting I posted in the first photo was that variety, but the leaves are much smaller than on your plant.

Christopher

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 5:12PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

But look at the growth on the plant now...much smaller and more compact. I think it was distorted from growing in low-light conditions.

Josh

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 2:12AM
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dan4279

I have a jade that I got at Wal-Mart several years back. The leaves are very compact, so I've always assumed it was a crosby's compact, but I don't know for sure. This winter it's been in my cool basement (50-60 degrees) and it has developed a deep red color on the tops and bottoms of the leaves. I'm thinking it's because of the cool temps. Here's a pic of the top of the plant.

Dan

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 10:08AM
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dan4279

...and here's the whole plant (or plants...there's 2 in this pot).

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 10:10AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Yep, looks like a 'Compact' to me, too.
Excellent color. When temps are cool and the sun is bright, I get the best color from mine. Chris, sorry for the partial hijacking of your Thread (I just can't get enough of these various, small-leafed red colored Jades). This is why I pruned mine back - the limbs were getting too long.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 12:33PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

...and one for good measure. A cutting from my sister's Compact Jade. Her plant has an especially droopy habit and develops strong purple coloration on the top and bottom of the leaves. This is an old pic, but it shows the possible color saturation quite well. Dry, cold, and sunny = intense color.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 12:37PM
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