I have been having fun with my succulent bonsai trees. This one is coming along nicely. It’s a Crassula Ovata commonly known as a jade plant. The variety pictured here is ‘Ogre Ears’ or ‘Shrek’s Ears’ which I think is a perfect description of the leaves. This variety seems to be much more tolerant and trainable than the more common crassula argentea.
I am having fun with this project. It takes a bit of patience but there’s a lot of room for error if you make a regrettable branch cut. I am starting to pinch the ends of the crassula argentea variety because they tend to get a bit leggy and I’ve had a number of branches falling off. I’m hoping the pinching will promote more bushiness and hopefully smaller leaves. Time will tell.