Is This C. ovata, or another Crassula species?

kaktuskrisJuly 18, 2012

Is this Crassula ovata, or another type? Unlike my other C. ovata, this one has dull leaves, not shiny, and the leaves are more round than oval. Considering who I got it from, I think it may be something different. Any ideas?

Christopher

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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

Hard to tell from the pic, but it looks like C. aborescens to me.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 10:23PM
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cactusmcharris

Christopher My Main Man,

I agree - that looks like a baby C. arborescens. Watch out, they get to be beasts with leaves so much like silver dollars you'll want to spend them.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 11:41PM
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kaktuskris

Sorry, but failed to mention the leaves are much smaller than C. arborescens...

Christopher

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 6:18AM
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lzrddr(91360)

maybe a young C arborescens.. .can you put in something for scale?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 12:38PM
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kaktuskris

Thanks for the replies, here is a photo with young C. ovata variegata and C. ovata 'Hummel's Sunset.' Hope it gives some idea of leaf size. Now, if it IS C. arborescens, I would be happy, for I didn't have one.

Christopher

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 6:59PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Hmmmm, good question.

It looks very similar to my Crassula ovata obliqua, other than the dull leaves, of course.

Josh

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 8:23PM
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kaktuskris

The reason I didn't think of it as C. arborescens is the fact of the smaller leaves, and no whitish blush I see on the common C. arborescens...and as for obliqua, yes, the leaves should have some shine to them...

Christopher

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 8:46AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Didn't Doug (Jade Man) root some variegated obliqua leaves that turned out all green and similar
to these? Maybe I'm misremembering.....

Josh

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 1:38PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Here's the Thread....
strong similarity, but still a different finish on the leaves (unless that's just pic).
Maybe Doug will see this and offer a yea or nay.

Josh

Here is a link that might be useful: Jade Man's Thread

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 2:56PM
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kaktuskris

I agree, Josh, not quite the same finish on the leaves...

Thanks.

Christopher

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 10:55PM
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jade_man(P.A. zone 5)

Crassula ovata 'Obliqua' is my guess. i know all my plants have gone through different phases of appearance. young plants look different than more mature plants. maybe it is somewhere in the middle between young and mature.

it could also be some type of hybrid?

it looks like a nice plant whatever the name.

Doug

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 6:35AM
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kaktuskris

Seriously don't think it is obliqua, but beyond that, can't say...

Christopher

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 10:59AM
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kaktuskris

Meant to include a new photo...

Christopher

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 11:07AM
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