Jade Plant, 4in Potted Plant, Succulent Plants, Crassula ovata, Crassulaceae
4in Potted Plant
Name: Jade Plant
Scientific Name: Crassula ovata
Jade plants are great growers and make a great succulent bonsai or topiary. With small thick oval waxy dark green leaves making attractive bunches its easy to see why this plant is a popular houseplant. Simple and basic care needs make it easy to grow, makes it even more appealing to growers. Over time Jade plants can grow quite tall, but can also be kept modest though trimming and keeping it root bound at times.
Origination: South Africa
Recommended Uses: Ornamental
Height: 8ft (2.5m)
Flower Color: White, Pale pink
Other Names: lucky plant, money plant, money tree
Growing Instructions: Low Water, Moderate light
Water only once the top of the soil becomes dry, any pots should also have proper drainage. Well draining soil should also be used, cactus mixes are good and often contain extra perlite and sand. Roots should not remain saturated for extended periods. If your jade plant is losing leaves or has leaf spots, this is most commonly caused by too little water. A weekly watering during the growing seasons (Spring/Summer) and less often during the dormant period (Winter) is usually more than enough water. Bright indirect light is preferred, although they will tolerate a shady area – although they may stretch more. Fertilize with ½ strength during the growing season. Cuttings should be given several days so they can callus over before watering so they do not intake too much water and rot. Avoid freezing temperatures, ideal temperatures are above 60° F (15° C), although they will tolerate lower temperatures.
Toxic to horses, dogs and cats. Mildly toxic to humans.