The jade plant is a popular succulent houseplant with fleshy, oval-shaped leaves and thick, woody stems that resemble tiny tree trunks. The jade plant can grow to a size of 3-6 inches, but does so slowly, only growing about 2 inches each year. It also goes by the names money tree, lucky plant, friendship plant, or dollar plant. These plants were once considered to bring good luck to their plant parents and were often given as housewarming gifts. Several species are sometimes seen labeled as jade plants in garden centers, as they share cultural requirements. These plants are originally native to South Africa and Mozambique. This miniature tree is a perfect decor element to enhance your living space!
Common name: Jade plant
Scientific name: Crassula ovata
Size: 3-6 inches tall
Maintenance: Easy to care
Toxicity: Toxic to cats and dogs, ingestion leads to nauseousness and lethargic behavior
Summer - Often, Winter - Once a month. During the summer, jade plants should be watered often so the soil is moist but not wet. Reduce watering to monthly in the winter.
Bright, Indirect light. Well-established jade plants can tolerate and thrive with four or more hours of sunlight each day.
A succulent mix is best. Make sure the soil is able to drain well to prevent excessive moisture from accumulating which can lead to fungal growth.
Jade plants prefer a cooler environment, mist them occasionally, atleast about once a day.
A general houseplant fertilizer during the growing season works for this pretty plant.
The Jade plant is known for its ease of propagation. Plants can be easily propagated from a single leaf. Sprout leaves by placing them into a succulent or cacti mix, then covering the dish until they sprout.