Native to South Africa, there are about 200 species of jade plants (Crassula). They get their name from the jade-green colored leaves that are usually tear-shaped, oval-shaped, or wedge-shaped.
Herein, how do I identify a Jade Plant?
In this way, which Jade Plant is best for home?
The money tree plant is supposed to produce positive vibrations that will bring prosperity to the owner of the house or business. Flowering Jade Plant reflects well on the owner and symbolizes great friendship, luck and prosperity.
How can you tell fake jade from real jade?
Portulacaria Afra, commonly known as Elephant Bush, are often mistaken for Crassula Ovata ‘Jade Plants’ because they resemble each other in a lot of ways. Although Elephant Bush closely resemble Jade Plants in appearance, they are not at all related.
When a Jade plant receives full sun the tips can turn red. Watering-Allow the plants soil to dry out between waterings. If the leaves become wrinkled looking then the plant needs water. … Soil-Jades are a type of succulant, which means that they prefer cactus soil or a soil mixture that drains well.
With their thick, woody stems and oval-shaped leaves, jade plants have a miniature, tree-like appearance that makes them very appealing for use as a decorative houseplant. They live for a very long time, often being passed down from generation to generation and reaching heights of three feet or more when grown indoors.
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.
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.