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Is This C. ovata, or another Crassula species?

Posted by kaktuskris 6 NH (barharbor75@yahoo.com) on
Wed, Jul 18, 12 at 22:18

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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RE: Is This C. ovata, or another Crassula species?

  • Posted by nil13 z21 Mount Washington (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 18, 12 at 22:23

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


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RE: Is This C. ovata, or another Crassula species?

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.


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

Christopher


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


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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


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RE: Is This C. ovata, or another Crassula species?

Hmmmm, good question.

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


Josh


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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


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


Josh


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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


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RE: Is This C. ovata, or another Crassula species?

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

Thanks.

Christopher


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RE: Is This C. ovata, or another Crassula species?

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


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RE: Is This C. ovata, or another Crassula species?

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

Christopher


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RE: Is This C. ovata, or another Crassula species?

Meant to include a new photo...

Christopher


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