The Jade plant or Crassula ovata is a very easy to care for succulent with fleshy, oval-shaped leaves that grow from its thick stems. Native to South Africa, the Jade plant is a popular indoor plant that will thrive in a sunny spot of your home or office. They are said to bring good luck to their owners, making them a great housewarming gift.
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To see me at my best
Put me in a sunny spot and let the top half of my soil dry out between watering.
Plant Care Tips
Allow the top half of my soil to dry out inbetween watering in Spring-Autumn and only water sparingly in Winter.
I like at least 4 hours of direct sunlight per day, although younger plants can be a little more sensitive.
Fertilise me once per month with diluted liquid fertiliser during the growing season.
About Jade Plant
The Jade plant of Crassula ovata is a succulent that is native to Southern Africa. The Jade Plant is one of the most popular houseplants around the world and has been for centuries. In some Asian countries, the Jade plant is associated with luck, riches and prosperity and is often called a money plant. The Jade plant was introduced into Europe in the 17th century and has been popular ever since.
The Jade plant is part of the Crassula genus, which includes 200 species of plant. Crassula are succulents which are characterised by their thick succulent leaves. In the wild Jade plants grow as shrubs or small trees. The small succulent leaves and swollen roots of Jade plants store water, making Jade plants tolerant to drought.
Jade plants love the sun and should be exposed to four to six hours of sunlight daily. As with most succulents, too much water is the most frequent way plants are killed.
Did you know?
According to Feng Shui, Jade plants are said to bring good luck and are often grown by the front door.
If ingested this plant can be toxic or poisonous so keep away from dogs, cats or other pets and small children.
Also Known As
Lucky plant; Money plant; Money tree; Friendship tree; Penny plant; Dollar plant; Tree of happiness