There are over 1,400 types of jade plants. Some are very rare and expensive, but most varieties are quite common. Crassula ovata is considered the true jade, but a similar looking variety called Portulacaria afra is often referred to as “dwarf jade”.
Simply so, how do I identify a jade plant?
About Jade Plants
They get their name from the jade-green colored leaves that are usually tear-shaped, oval-shaped, or wedge-shaped. Sometimes, the leaves can have red blushing around the edges. In hot tropical climates, jade trees have thick woody stems and smooth shiny green or yellowish leaves.
Then, where should a jade plant be placed?
Jade plants can be grown indoors and outdoors. It is better to keep this plant in front of the office or in the office cubicle to invite good fortune and prosperity. When placed in southeast it attracts energized monetary luck for good business or more income.
How can you tell fake jade from real jade?
Good drainage is vital to the survival of a jade plant; plant Crassula ovata in a freely draining medium such as a cactus mix and never, ever let it sit in wet soil. Jade plants can be planted outdoors in USDA growing zones 11 to 12, but in most areas will have to be brought inside to winter over.
When a Jade plant receives full sun the tips can turn red. Watering-Allow the plants soil to dry out between waterings. … If a plant is over watered then it becomes susceptable to mealy bugs and root rot. This Jade’s leaves are wrinkled, so it needs to be watered.
Sunlight Requirements of a Jade Plant
They need full sun in order to grow properly. If they do not have full sun, they may become stunted and leggy.