This blog is dedicated to plants from desert regions around the world as well as plants that have adapted to withstand arid conditions, but do not occur in real deserts. Many of the plants are found in arid semi-desert regions. There will be a greater emphasis on succulent plants, but others will also be included. This blog deals with desert plants of the Americas, Africa, Arabia and others. We are situated in South Africa and South African plants are likely to feature more dominantly. The pictures taken are from our private botanical desert garden at Leopoort near Oudtshoorn, from plants in nature, as well as other collections.

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Family: Crassulaceae
Synonyms: Jade Plant, Money Tree Plant, Money Plant,Pink Joy (Afr: Beestebul)
Distribution: Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal

The Jade plant is a very popular and easy to grow garden plant. It occurs in natural habitat from the desert regions of Willowmore easterwards and northwards into the areas with a more temperate climate.

Crassula ovata can easily be propagated from stem cuttings and leaves, which root readily.

Crassula ovata flowers.

Some pictures of old Jade Plant Large Money Plant