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Crassula ovata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’

Hummel Sunset, Golden Jade

This succulent shrub has green oval leaves with gold and yellow edges. As it grows, it spreads out and up. It is a great succulent for beginners. Watch for white flowers in the Fall and Winter.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 36″ (91 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings or leaves

  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Crassula ovata ‘Hummel's Sunset'

Crassula ovata ‘Hummel's Sunset' is a great succulent for both indoors and outdoors. It is deer resistant, and thought to bring good luck. A great succulent for bonsai.

Watering

‘Hummel's Sunset' has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

Crassula ovata ‘Hummel's Sunset' is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun, but also grows well indoors.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Crassula ovata ‘Hummel's Sunset'

Crassula ovata ‘Hummel's Sunset' is a prolific propagator, growing easily from stem cuttings and leaves.

Cuttings

To grow ‘Hummel's Sunset' from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Leaves

To propagate Crassula ovata from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success.

Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is completely dry.

Uses

Crassula ovata is a great succulent for bonsai. In Feng Shui, ‘Hummel's Sunset' brings good energy, money, and luck.