Crassula Ovata, Jade Plant ( Small ) – Plant
Crassula ovata commonly known as Jade Plant, Money Plant, Dollar Plant, Friendship Tree, Pink Joy or Lucky Plant, is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers.
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- Plant in a sturdy container with an all-purpose soil blend. Use a soil that will drain thoroughly, as excessive moisture may promote root rot.
- A cactus mix with some organic matter will do. You can also make a mix of one part sterilized organic soil, one part sphagnum peat moss, and three parts coarse sand by volume.
- Jade plants are known to have very thick stems and may eventually become top-heavy, so plan ahead by planting in a wide and sturdy pot.
- Place jade do need 4 or more hours of sunlight each day, kitchens and offices with a south-facing window are typically great spots with just enough light.
- Jade plants grow best at room temperature (65 to 75°F), but prefer slightly cooler temperatures at night and in the winter (55°F).
- Keep soil moist but not wet during active growth in the spring and summer. Allow soil to dry between waterings in the winter. Avoid splashing water on the leaves while watering.
- If shedding or brown spots occur on the leaves, it is an indication that the plant needs more water.
- Jade plants may be fertilized three to four times a year with a standard liquid houseplant fertilizer.
- During the winter months, move the plants away from cold window panes and out of drafts.
- Jade plants do not mind being root-bound. If the plant gets top-heavy and you need to move to a larger pot, transplant when new growth starts. Let the soil dry before repotting and wait four months before fertilizing any repotted plants.