A species of Crassula, Also known as Lucky plant, Money plant, Money tree Botanical name : Crassula ovata Genus : Crassula
Jade plant, A species of Crassula
Also known as:
Lucky plant, Money plant, Money tree
Botanical name: Crassula ovata
Looking like a miniature fairytale tree, jade plant is one of the world's most popular succulents. Native to southern regions of Africa, it is well adapted to the dry warm air of modern homes. It grows slowly but lives for so long that plants get passed from generation to generation. It is toxic to dogs, cats, and horses, and even mildly toxic to humans.
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People often ask
As a succulent plant, its fleshy leaves are flat-oval shaped and about the size of a thumb. It looks especially like jadeite. The edge of its leaves are laced with an attractive pale red, resembling the aging of the green jadeite, and it grows thicker each year. Hence, its unique characteristics give birth to the name, Jade Plant.
Good fortune, wealth, friendship, harmony within the family
Environmental Protection Value
It can purify air, prevent radiation, and absorb harmful gases.
Jade plant is a succulent, drought-tolerant plant perfect for rock gardens. The plump, glossy leaves compliment its fragrant pink flowers when it blooms around winter time. Jade plant is a great addition to a desert landscape with other succulents, or perfect in a container by itself where it can thrive under slight root-bound conditions.
Care Guide for Jade plant
Jade plant is very susceptible to root rot, so its soil needs to dry out completely in between waterings. Watering care differs for this species in different growing seasons. During its growth season in the spring and summer, jade plant should be watered more frequently. In the dormant winter season, it should be watered less. Watering once a month is normally sufficient for this species during winter.
Fertilization once a month during the growing season.
Trim the diseased, withered leaves once a month.