I bought two of these plants at Lowes because I just fell in love with their cute shaped leaves. The tag said they were burro’s tails. And then there were Fungus GnatsThis small dark skinny pest flies and jumps around plants and people driving us all crazy. Fungus Gnats develop in moist potting soil, feeding on root hairs and emerging as adults every 30 days. The best way to get rid of Fungus Gnats is to allow the soil to thoroughly dry out. This eliminates the eggs and gnats in the pot. Use yellow sticky cards to trap the Fungus Gnats that are flying around.. I tried to let the soil dry out, but as you can see, the plant has suffered. I’ve done two applications of Gnatrol, so here’s hoping.
Anyway, I don’t know what it is so I can’t really care for it. I would greatly appreciate your help. I’m afraid I’ll rot the roots.
Your plant is called a Crassula multicava, it is a type of Jade Plant. It likes to dry out and wants plenty of bright lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light. but no direct sun.