South Africa and Mozambique
Crassula Ovata Compacta is superstar grower whether kept indoors as a potted plant or grown outside as a dense, mounding shrub. Its shiny leaves sprout from thick branches and can flush red at the edges when exposed to direct sun. It grows en masse on rocky slopes, reaching up to 8" tall. Indoor growing, small pots, and pruning will keep sweet Baby Jade in a small, bonsai size. It is a dwarf succulent, up to 30 inches (75 cm) tall and up to 20 inches (50 cm) wide. The leaves are thick, fleshy, glossy and green with reddish edges. The trunk and branches are thick. Flowers are coral-pink in color.
Crassula Ovata Compacta is easy to grow in a container, best in full sun but will tolerate part sun. It needs well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Water regularly from spring to autumn and allow the soil to dry out before watering again. During the winter months, water only enough to keep the leaves from shriveling. A most common reason for failure is overwatering.
It can be used as an ornamental plant.