Crassula Jade is a succulent houseplant with captivating thick woody stems, spreading out and then bowing solemnly to form a decorative piece of living art. It is a member of the Crassulaceae family, native to South Africa and Mozambique. The plants have a calm appearance on their own while their fleshy green leaves add more greenery among a string of flowering kokedama plants. It is a perennial and evergreen hardy houseplant that adds a subtle elegance to your interior without much effort.
If you enjoy family traditions, you cay keep a jade plant and then pass it down from one generation to the other. The plants are long-lived ( can last a lifetime if cared for properly). Often kept as a bonsai plant, they have a mini treelike appearance. A stem holds a group of leaves which are spoon-shaped and bright green. When mature, the plant can grow into a large shrub perfect for large apartments. The jade plant is said to signify friendship and prosperity.
- Other names: Other common names include Lucky Plant, Dollar Plant, Friendship play and Money plant
- Planting environment: Jade plants can thrive both indoors and outdoors, home and office environment. They look great hanged on the balcony or placed on a tray by a window sill.
- Sunlight: Shower the plant with abundant indirect light.
- Watering/Soaking: Jades are hardly thirsty. So, soak the plant once in two weeks and allow the soil to dry slightly before next soaking.
- Misting: Mist the plant frequently to keep the soil moist and the plants happy.
- Fertilisation: Feed with diluted liquid fertiliser applied every two weeks during the growing period.
- Temperature: Keep the jade plant in temperature between 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Humidity: Average room humidity of around 30 to 50 per cent is great.