How to grow Sinocrassula yunnanensis

Sinocrassula yunnanensis grow and care – subshrub succulent of the genus Sinocrassula also known as Chinese crassula jade, Sinocrassula yunnanensis perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant for the colorful leaves and it’s drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert, temperate climate or indoor as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 7-11 and with the right care in hardiness zone 12a.

Sinocrassula yunnanensis leaves and flower

Leaves color can be: green, red, blue or more than one color, bloom stems and leaves are red or orange

Flower color white, the flowers small with 6 petals the flowers grow on red stems in clusters and the buds are also red.

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How to grow Sinocrassula yunnanensis growing and care:

Well-drained soil, potting mix or sandy soil

How to care:
Cut once a year and consider to put fertilizer at least once a year

What is the best way to start growing (propagation)?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction – cutting

How to propagate by cutting:
Propagation by cutting leaves or stem, for propagate by stem and leaves do in the same way, cut the leaf in the base better with hand not anything sharp and wait at least 24 hours, if it’s not cut in the base, cut by sharp object or it is stem need wait few days until the tissue will hill, after this put it in well-drained soil, and water it every few days let in dry but not fully dry, after few weeks to month it start to grow root, propagation season – better to start in the late spring to early summer but always can do it indoor (depend the temperature in the house)

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, it’s harder to start by seeds and easier start from cutting and also will take a lot of years from seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to overwater

Planting season – when to plant:
Spring after the last frost in hardiness zone 7-8, spring to summer in hardiness zone 9-10a, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b and possible all year in hardiness zone 11 but better not in winter

How to plant:
Planting in location with good drainage, the plant doesn’t like and might die if will sit in puddle so in rainy location better to grow above the ground level and use raising bad

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs, snails

Pruning season:
Entire year – better not in the winter

How to prune:
Just for design dead leaves and bloom stem, infected leaves if it’s not possible to clean better to cut them out that won’t infected all the plant

Size of the plant:
5-15 cm, 2-6 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water, let it dry between watering, in rainy location need to put under the plants in lava grit or something like that won’t let the water stay in the same place or plant it in higher location like raised-bed gardening

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade in hardiness zone 7-9 need to give more than full shade, the plant might die overwinter

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, as house plant need to take care of the ventilation for the plant

Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot, containers:
Yes, when growing in pots need to choose container that will be 30-40% bigger than the roots ball, choose container shallow 10-15 deep will be enough possible bit more deep that but no point, the pot need to be shallow and wide, size of container can be minimum 5-8L but bigger better and in order to keep the plant in small need to cut the roots that will be place to re-grow again, drainage of the soil it’s important, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil, and in order to have good drainage possible to use potting mix, cactus potting mix or sandy soil better to put little stone little rocks like: gravel, lava rocks or pebbles.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer and rarely in the autumn

General information about the flower
White small flowers with 6 petals the flowers grow on red stems in clusters and the buds are also red.

How to grow Sinocrassula yunnanensis plant from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Location with light and better sandy or well ventilated soil and also well ventilate and good drainage soil, keep soil slightly moist, sow in light doesn’t have to be sunny,

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark place in room temperature

Sowing season:
Spring after the last frost in hardiness zone 7-8, spring to summer in hardiness zone 9-10a, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b and possible all year in hardiness zone 11 but better not in winter

How to plant:
Need to plant in light soil, with good drainage overwater will cause problem in germination

Planting spacing:
20-30cm, (8-12 inches) for plant directly and for transplant 2*2cm (1*1 inch)

Depth of Sowing:
0.5cm (0.25inches)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil but do not over water and don’t let it dry

Watering requires for Seeds:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Germination time:
2-4 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Light with moist soil and well ventilated soil

Scientific name:

Sinocrassula yunnanensis

Alternative names: Chinese jade, Crassula yunnanensis, Sinocrassula yunnanesis, Sedum sinocrassula yunnanensis

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