Jade plant (Crassula Ovata) is a succulent originating from South-Africa. Also known as the money plant, it is said to bring good fortune and prosperity. Jade plant is the perfect houseplant for beginner growers as it almost unkillable and requires very little care.
Plant Height: 20cm Pot Size: 12cm
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How To Care For Jade Plant
Succulents require very little water, so only water when the soil is completely dry and let any excess water drain away. Reduce your watering to monthly in winter.
Find a bright spot for your Jade Plant. Keep away from direct sunlight which can scorch its leaves but a bright space is best. Once the plant is more established it will be able to tolerate more shade.
Crassula Ovata doesn’t require an overly humid environment but you can mist occasionally.
A free-draining cacti / succulent potting mix will work best for your Jade Plant.
It is quite common for people to underfeed succulents during the growing season. It is recommended to use a slow-releasing fertiliser like Miracle Gro’s Push & Feed early in the season. Use a balanced feed for mature plants at quarter strength and a mix with less nitrogen for younger plants.
Watch out for mealybugs which can leave white patches on your jade plant. However, we wouldn’t recommend using insecticides or neem oil on this plant as they are quite sensitive to them. Instead, wipe away bugs with a damp cloth.
You should be able to re-pot your jade plant every 2-3 years. Only go one pot size up when you do so. Always make sure the soil is dry before repotting which helps ensure the roots stay intact.
About Jade Plant
Jade plant (Crassula Ovata) is a popular succulent originating from South-Africa. Also known as the money plant, it is said to bring good fortune and prosperity so is often given as a housewarming gift. Its oval-shaped leaves and thick woody stems resemble miniature trees. Jade plant is the perfect houseplant for beginner growers as it’s almost unkillable and requires very little care. Growing to heights of 60cm +, albeit very slowly, the jade plant will thank you for the smallest input of care.
Pet owners should take note that if their dog, cat, squirrel or any other furry friend takes a bite of this plant, then it is considered toxic.
Well known for its ease of propagation, the jade plant can be easily propagated from a single leaf taken from the mother; so you can easily expand your collection or gift them to friends and family.
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.