The Jade Plant may not show you money, although people in the past and some cultures today believe it does. I leave it up to the person’s beliefs.
Despite the possibility of not giving a person extra money, Crassula ovata (or Crassula argentea) is a wonderful houseplant that I still have fond memories of growing at my family home. They were distributed left, right and center… on every shelf.
Description of the jade plant :
Jade is grown indoors and is suitable for bonsai because it grows like a miniature tree with a trunk and branches. It is also a succulent that holds water well inside its leaves, like a cactus plant.
This succulent is a hardy fellow and has two key requirements for healthy longevity, which are water and plenty of light. They are available both indoors and outdoors, although the outdoor conditions must be suitable (sufficient heat and sun).
As mentioned above, Jade resembles a bonsai tree with a thick trunk and branches. The leaves are thick oval, glossy dark green, possibly with a red outer edge. They can produce white or pink flowers when they mature in the right conditions. Adequate sunlight is most important when displaying this shrub… near a window. Easy to grow
As you can see from the care guide below, they are very easy to care for. But the more you take care of its basic needs, the better and stronger it will grow. Some growers simply got lucky with their flowers, while others had to rework the conditions. Many have not seen flowers for years (like me).
The general advice is at the end of summer, move the plant to a place where it receives a few hours of daylight, stop fertilizing, reduce watering and ensure total darkness at night – then you can see them bloom in winter.. The plant sees this as a period of rest.
Caring for jade plants:
Temperature: a room temperature of around 15.5-75°f / 24°C is ideal. Winter minimum temperature 50 °f / 10 °c. Light: The Jade plant thrives in good conditions and plenty of light. If you give it a few hours of sunlight a day, you will have a happy plant. Watering: Depending on the season, humidity and sunlight, it is better to let the soil dry between each watering. If you let too much water sit in the bottom of the pot with the roots, they will rot (avoid that). Soil: A well-draining, coarse soil mix sold and used for cacti and succulents is recommended. Replanting: Replant (spring-summer) when the plant is rooted or the soil needs renewal. It is best to use a good, sturdy, heavy pot as Jade plants are known to be extremely heavy. A heavy pot prevents them from falling. Fertilizer: Feed every week or two (maybe less often) with a weak or diluted liquid fertilizer. A fertilizer made for succulents may be the best choice; which does not have to be the hard type. Humidity: They naturally live in fairly humid conditions, even if they like water mist. Propagation: Propagation is by leaf or stem cuttings, which are placed in the soil mixture and then allowed to grow a little. You can prevent potential sap leakage problems by letting them dry on a windowsill for a few days before putting them in potting soil. Check out Amazon,
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can jade plants survive without water?
Although this article emphasizes watering, your jade plant can go a long time without watering. They recommend removing water from the plant, but like all succulents, Jade tolerates drought and can recover from neglect. What soil should I use to grow my jade plant?
Any good draining soil should do, but if you can find a coarse soil that is suitable for maybe succulents and cacti, you should use it. Do I need to replant my Jade plant?
If you’ve noticed Jade growing out of its pot, or if you think it could benefit from some fresh soil, the best time to plant is between spring and summer. Jade plants can be extremely heavy, so sturdy pots are recommended.
What fertilizer should I use for my Jade plant?
If you want to maximize growth, you can use a balanced water-soluble fertilizer every six months. Do not fertilize Jade on dry soil – water the plant as usual before adding the fertilizer water.
What temperature does Jaden need? Average room temperature should be fine. A temperature between 60 and 75°F is ideal. If you’re not sure what the temperature is in your house, make sure you maximize the plant’s exposure to sunlight, which naturally raises the temperature.
The jade plant is a small, beautiful ornamental plant that looks great in centerpieces, on shelves, on top of dressers or on windowsills. If you want to decorate any area, be it a kitchen, bedroom or even an office, the Jade plant is a great option. They are unique and mirror the miniature tree look of most bonsais and require very little maintenance as long as you give them the right amount of water and sunlight!
The trick with the jade plant is that it never lets its soil dry out. Although the leaves of the Jade plant mimic the leaves of a succulent plant, they require a lot more water, so don’t lump them into the succulent category and leave them alone!