Fluted Jade and Jules
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Crassula ovata var. monstrose
Known by many names- fluted jade, golem jade, finger jade, and such, this plant is actually a monstrose form of Crassula ovata. Monstrose growth forms are most common in cacti and succulents, but do occur in other plants as well. This form of growth is caused by damage to the apical meristem, bacterial/viral infection, or mycoplasm/phytoplasm infection. Although the gorwth form may be monstrose, these little guys are actually quite cute. Get or gift your little monster for a sunny location.
The Plant Care
Bright, direct sun to bright indirect light.
Water weekly to semi-monthly. Allow potting mix to completely dry out before watering. The smaller the pot, the faster the soil dries out. If it's in direct sun, it will need more frequent waterings, as the sun will dry it out faster. Water more frequently during warmer months and fertilize during growth. Do not overwater or keep the soil wet for too long, as this will encourage root rot Remember, these are desert plants- they can go for a while without a drink.
The easiest way to kill a succulent is to overwater it or leave it wet for too long! Love this one more by tending to it less. #independentplant