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Jade Plant 'Hummel's Sunset'

Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset'

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H4-H1c

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Jade Plant 'Hummel's Sunset' Overview

Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' is a bushy, evergreen, succulent subshrub species that can grow over 1m high and wide. Its fleshy, glossy rounded leaves are edged with yellow and tinged red, particularly when grown in strong sunlight. This colouration also becomes more striking in colder weather. Flowers are small, white or pink and star-shaped. This plant is occasionally sold as Crassula ovata 'Sunset' and has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Jade Plant 'Hummel's Sunset'

Crassula are susceptible to mealy bugs and fungal diseases. As with all succulents, over-watering is sure to be fatal, so err on the side of too dry rather than too wet.

    How to harvest Jade Plant 'Hummel's Sunset'

    Collect the seeds once the flowers have dried up.​

    How to propagate Jade Plant 'Hummel's Sunset'

    Seed

    The fine seeds are distributed by the wind. Mix the fine seeds with well draining soil, spread out in a thin layer, moisten the soil, create humidity with a plastic cover until germination.

    Cuttings

    They can be easily propagated from leaves. Simply remove cleanly from the mother plant, leave callus for a few days until the wound has closed and place on soil or in water and wait for roots to develop. Roots usually grow first to seek out water, followed by new leaves. This may take anywhere from a week to a few months and there is no need to water propagating succulents as they will glean all the nutrition and moisture they require from their mother leaf, which will shrivel up over time. The original leaf may be gently removed once it has dried up and become crispy in texture, only remove if it comes away easily otherwise you risk damaging the baby plant.

    Special features of Jade Plant 'Hummel's Sunset'

    Attracts useful insects

    The abundant flowers will attract bees, beetles, butterflies, wasps and flies.

    Indoor plant

    Can be grown indoors in good light, therefore close to a window.

    Drought resistant

    This plant is like a succulent able to store water in its leaves, branches and stems and therefore does not require much water. Let the soil dry out between waterings to prevent root rot.

    Pot plant

    The jade plant grows very well in a pot given that it has enough light and is not exposed to frost and has good drainage.

    Other uses of Jade Plant 'Hummel's Sunset'

    A wonderful sculptural plant for pots, tubs, rockeries, retaining walls and gravel gardens and is the ideal plant for a water-wise garden. It can also be grown in pots indoors. "

    Medicinal

    The Khoi and other Africa tribes uses the jade plant medicinally by boiling the leaves in milk for the treatment of diarrhea.

    Edible

    The Khoi used to eat the roots by grating it as preparation before cooking and served it with thick milk.