Mislabeled jade?

Isis30(8b TX)August 10, 2014

I picked up this little jade at Home Depot today. But now that I'm looking into it a bit more, if it was really a HS, wouldn't it say crassula ovata instead of argentea? I already have a few run of the mill jades and was excited to have something a little different. It's not the end of the world if it's not HS, just a little disappointing. I should have researched first!

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Ovata and Argentea are a lot of times used interchangeably when it cones to the crassula family. It looks like a Hummel's, but sometimes it's tough in low light, such as at stores, because the colors don't stand out. But, the red edges and slight cream color tell me it's a Hummel's.


    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 10:40PM
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Isis30(8b TX)

Thanks Joe! I'll get it into some proper soil and cross my fingers :)

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:15AM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

It looks like it could very well be 'Hummel's Sunset', as Joe said. You might have to wait for a season change (warmer/cooler weather) to get a more noticeable color change. Also, as mentioned, argentea is the old species name used. It has been ovata for quite some time, but they still use it.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:57PM
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