Jade

Botanical Name: Crassula ovata

 

Common Name: Jade plant, lucky plant, lucky tree, money plant

  

Mature Size: May grow up to 5 feet tall

 

Sun Exposure: Prefer full sun for 4+ hours of sunlight each day. South or west- facing windows are ideal. 

 

Soil Type: As a succulent, jade plants do best in a potting mix that avoids retaining moisture, such as a standard succulent potting mix.

 

Water: Allow the soil to dry between waterings, but maintain soil moisture during spring/summer. Reduce waterings in winter months.

 

Temperature: Jade plants are pretty resilient and can survive extreme cold and hot temperatures, but prefer average home temperatures for growth. 

 

Potting/Repotting: Repot as needed, preferably during the spring and summer months, but jade plants prefer to be a tad root bound.

 

Fertilizer: Use a succulent-based fertilizer 1-2 times a month during spring and summer months and reduce frequency in the winter months. 

 

Propagation: Succulents are known for ease of propagation! Plants can be easily propagated from a leaf or stem cutting. Allow to callous before replanting and dust with a rooting hormone. 

 

Toxicity: Can be toxic- keep a safe distance!

 

Fact: With over 1400 varieties, jade plants may not bloom for years and then surprise you with small white or pink flowers.